Mid-Morning Open Thread

Signac well.jpg


Women At The Well
Paul Signac

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Sponge!

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2019 09:30 AM (cF8AT)

2 tsunami!

Posted by: BignJames at May 15, 2019 09:31 AM (ykq7q)

3 The well is right by the bay? Nice colors though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 15, 2019 09:31 AM (elsTe)

4
Odd perspective but I like Signac, and Seurat.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 15, 2019 09:31 AM (zBaqJ)

5 Deep.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2019 09:31 AM (NWiLs)

6 Top 10

Posted by: FrodoB at May 15, 2019 09:32 AM (ctEmO)

7 FIRST!!!

Posted by: ALH at May 15, 2019 09:32 AM (uLuPn)

8 One woman off to make sammiches

Posted by: FrodoB at May 15, 2019 09:32 AM (ctEmO)

9 Are these the women at the well from the Bible?

Posted by: ALH at May 15, 2019 09:33 AM (uLuPn)

10 Those two Venezuelan broads are hiding their bolÝvars in the well for safe keeping.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 15, 2019 09:33 AM (Z+IKu)

11 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2019 09:33 AM (F8EBp)

12 Looks like it would be difficult to fill those pitchers from a well bucket.

Posted by: FrodoB at May 15, 2019 09:34 AM (ctEmO)

13 I like yellow.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 15, 2019 09:34 AM (lwiT4)

14 Kinda cool. I like it.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 09:34 AM (J+mig)

15 5
Odd perspective but I like Signac, and Seurat.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 15, 2019 09:31 AM (zBaqJ)

Totally reminds me of A Sunday Afternoon...

Posted by: Roy at May 15, 2019 09:34 AM (fG1QA)

16 Awfully well dressed for scut work.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2019 09:34 AM (F8EBp)

17 The nood call said "pointy" and I was hoping for elbows.

I really don't like the palette although the bottom could be the beginning of a really groovy paisley shirt.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 09:34 AM (fuK7c)

18 Yellow is becoming a more popular color.

Posted by: ALH at May 15, 2019 09:34 AM (uLuPn)

19 Beautiful. Guessing the body of water is the Med, by the vegetation depicted.

Posted by: kallisto at May 15, 2019 09:34 AM (iCUDL)

20 For all the patience they exhibited, the pointilists look like bad aibrushing to me.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2019 09:35 AM (Boy/L)

21 12
Looks like it would be difficult to fill those pitchers from a well bucket.


Posted by: FrodoB at May 15, 2019

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The well bucket looks like a pitcher itself.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 15, 2019 09:35 AM (elsTe)

22 It's interesting. Not sure whether I like it or not.

Posted by: Someguy at May 15, 2019 09:35 AM (sqdLZ)

23 This embiggens nicely. You really get to see the dots of color.

Posted by: Kris at May 15, 2019 09:35 AM (OyyDO)

24 Is a murder victim at the bottom of the well?

Posted by: ALH at May 15, 2019 09:35 AM (uLuPn)

25 I kinda like it...and there's my artistic critique.

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2019 09:36 AM (cF8AT)

26 Nice.

Posted by: WisRich at May 15, 2019 09:36 AM (G0vdT)

27 "Young Women of Provence"? So, French chicks, right? Or is it chiques?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 15, 2019 09:36 AM (elsTe)

28 The well bucket looks like a pitcher itself.
I thought that at first, but the bucket is in the well. The white pitcher is sitting on the side. Note the rope that is going down in the well.

Posted by: FrodoB at May 15, 2019 09:36 AM (ctEmO)

29 Are these the women at the well from the Bible?

Posted by: ALH at May 15, 2019 09:33 AM (uLuPn)

I don't think so, since he drew this scene from a larger painting of his about idyllic life...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2019 09:36 AM (wYseH)

30 Well, well, well.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 15, 2019 09:36 AM (Ndje9)

31 don't like much

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 09:36 AM (mpXpK)

32 Willowed:

I saw the clip of Beta on the view and his groveling apology for being white and male. I can't express how disgusted I was with his pathetic performance. White leftists, this is not a good look. It won't make those of us un-privileged people like or respect you (I won't even start on how racist and sexiest his whole privilege thing is). We and other sane people will just view you with disdain, at best. And you are just announcing to the salivating SJW predator mob that you are fresh meat.

And his stupidity was in response to a vapid question from Meghan McCain about how no woman could get away with what Beta did. (No, she wasn't referring to his actual crimes but some stupid stuff he said or did.)

Meghan, women today get away with all sorts of inanity, in case you haven't been paying attention.

I feel like I always lose at least a few IQ points on the rare occasions I watch clips from The View.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 15, 2019 09:32 AM (9hauA)

Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 15, 2019 09:36 AM (9hauA)

33 They're plotting something.

A little more labor and a little less chatter, ladies.

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 09:37 AM (Bdeb0)

34 French chicks, right? Or is it chiques?


Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 15, 2019 09:36 AM (elsTe)


Jeune Filles

Posted by: ALH at May 15, 2019 09:37 AM (uLuPn)

35 nice jugs

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 15, 2019 09:37 AM (FZYNt)

36 28
The well bucket looks like a pitcher itself.
I thought that at first,
but the bucket is in the well. The white pitcher is sitting on the
side. Note the rope that is going down in the well.


Posted by: FrodoB at May 15, 2019

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. . .

Thou art right, monsieur.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 15, 2019 09:37 AM (elsTe)

37 35 nice jugs

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 15, 2019 09:37 AM (FZYNt)

Potential Thread Winner

Posted by: ALH at May 15, 2019 09:38 AM (uLuPn)

38 South of France before the crowds came.

Posted by: kallisto at May 15, 2019 09:38 AM (iCUDL)

39 "Drawing fresh bongwater"

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 15, 2019 09:39 AM (RuIsu)

40 I've got a French tablecloth w/the same colors.

Posted by: BignJames at May 15, 2019 09:40 AM (ykq7q)

41 Geometric, but not crazy stiff about it, and colorful.
Would hang.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 15, 2019 09:40 AM (Z216Q)

42 I don't like the colors in this painting. Plus, it's no Bob Ross.

Posted by: dantesed at May 15, 2019 09:40 AM (88xKn)

43 How does the water stay in the lake when it is high than the ground?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 15, 2019 09:40 AM (JUOKG)

44 I assume contrary to a lot of people here, I'd hang this in my house. I love the composition and the colors. I also like the Pointillism technique. Today's pointillism mostly consists of using different shaded smaller images to create one large image. I think that's cool.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 15, 2019 09:40 AM (lmPMy)

45 Willowed

Killebrew
Aaron
Gwynn
Stargell
Murphy

All nice guys.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2019 09:31 AM (Boy/L)


I heard Aaron became dickish late in his career. Yes to all the rest.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2019 09:40 AM (y7DUB)

46 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. That's a crock.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2019 09:41 AM (0tfLf)

47 The one walking away is wearing a nice short sleeved off the shoulder number which is appropriate for the south of France. When she was filling her buckets you probably could have had a really good downblouse moment.

But the two at the well? It's like they're wearing merino sweaters in July. It's either a cult of some sort or they're spinsters bringing water for one back to their lonely flats.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 09:41 AM (fuK7c)

48 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 15, 2019 09:40 AM (JUOKG)

I. M. P. R. E. S. S. I. O. N. I. S. M.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2019 09:41 AM (wYseH)

49 New movie thoughts.

Link in nic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 15, 2019 09:41 AM (y1V2x)

50 "Hey, Sisyphus, how's that rock going?"

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 15, 2019 09:41 AM (O7MnT)

51 Goes looking for coffee.
Ldy going to make sammiches will probably start coffee, if you ask nicely.

Posted by: FrodoB at May 15, 2019 09:42 AM (ctEmO)

52 I like this one.

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 15, 2019 09:42 AM (sjdRT)

53 Yakko and Wacko don't care for this, but I like it.

Posted by: Dot at May 15, 2019 09:43 AM (e1q4h)

54 Sura 23:4 "...and it will come to pass that the Nameless One, the 12th Imam, shall emerge from a well. He shall assume a humble form, and will be drawn from the well by shameless kufr women (nadzik). He will then assume his greatness of form and scare the kufr and he will eat their souls with relish. And mustard."

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 09:43 AM (Bdeb0)

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48 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 15, 2019 09:40 AM (JUOKG)
I. M. P. R. E. S. S. I. O. N. I. S. M.
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P.O.I.N.T.I.L.I.S.M.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 09:43 AM (2LelM)

56 what a pointed view...

and I like it.

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 15, 2019 09:43 AM (8D42x)

57 It's all uphill from here.

Posted by: Not Sisyphus at May 15, 2019 09:43 AM (ctEmO)

58 Purple skirt girl's left arm is awkward but it doesn't matter.

Posted by: kallisto at May 15, 2019 09:43 AM (iCUDL)

59 I heard Aaron became dickish late in his career. Yes to all the rest.
Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2019 09:40 AM (y7DUB)


Aaron was under huge strain during the run up to the record. I met him afterward and he was just a gracious southern gent.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2019 09:43 AM (Boy/L)

60 54 Sura 23:4 "...and it will come to pass that the Nameless One, the 12th Imam, shall emerge from a well. He shall assume a humble form, and will be drawn from the well by shameless kufr women (nadzik). He will then assume his greatness of form and scare the kufr and he will eat their souls with relish. And mustard."
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So Stay Puff? Fuck.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 09:44 AM (2LelM)

61 Deep, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 15, 2019 09:44 AM (HaL55)

62 As a lifelong Yankee fan, Brett ALWAYS made me nervous when he was at bat.

A phenomenal all-around player.

Posted by: HA at May 15, 2019 09:44 AM (MAstk)

63 Yakko and Wacko don't care for this, but I like it.

Posted by: Dot at May 15, 2019 09:43 AM (e1q4h)

hi Dottie...

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 15, 2019 09:44 AM (8D42x)

64
"And that's when I pushed him in and left for my Womyns Lib meeting" she said.

Posted by: Dumb as Fvck at May 15, 2019 09:45 AM (UFLLM)

65 What's the point?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2019 09:45 AM (W+vEI)

66 What a waist.

Posted by: 40 miles north at May 15, 2019 09:46 AM (o2vOl)

67 Not sure I like dot painting. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2019 09:46 AM (W+vEI)

68 66 What a waist.
Posted by: 40 miles north

standard hourglass figure

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 15, 2019 09:46 AM (FZYNt)

69 Not sure I like dot painting. . .
Posted by: Lizzy


I can be artistic!

Posted by: Dot at May 15, 2019 09:46 AM (e1q4h)

70 replying to CBD from last thread:

I did not know that! More details please!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2019 09:25 AM (wYseH)

Pretty much any information I see is from Twitter at this point (Like the Iranian lady dragged away by police yesterday for taking off her hijab). There are reports of general unrest, but due to the information embargo it's hard to get a good sense of what's going on.

The account that probably brings the most up-to-date info (or at least is a good starting point to find others to follow) is Jasmine Mohammed's @ConfessionsExMuslim. @Imamofpeace is also a good source of info. He's enough pro-Israel and pro-US that it's hard to tell if he's legit.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 15, 2019 09:46 AM (uquGJ)

71 South of France? Wouldn't those ladies be far more comfortable in fewer clothes? That's what I advocate anyway, fewer clothes.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 15, 2019 09:47 AM (Z216Q)

72 The one walking away is wearing a nice short sleeved
off the shoulder number which is appropriate for the south of France.
When she was filling her buckets you probably could have had a really
good downblouse moment.



But the two at the well? It's like they're wearing merino sweaters
in July. It's either a cult of some sort or they're spinsters bringing
water for one back to their lonely flats.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 09:41 AM (fuK7c)


It's for their brigade of 27 cats.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 15, 2019 09:48 AM (q1Pj5)

73 Aaron was under huge strain during the run up to the record. I met him afterward and he was just a gracious southern gent.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2019 09:43 AM (Boy/L)


Thanks for the insight and correction about something I'm pleased to have been wrong about,

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2019 09:48 AM (y7DUB)

74 Provence is a province in France
Where barely clad women will danse
That's a strip show you say
Non, non, cabaret!
The difference is full of nuance

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 09:48 AM (fuK7c)

75 Oh, sure. I go to the bathroom, then refill my coffee, then my computer does its random reboot thing, and there's a new post. Figures. (?)

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This kind of artwork always seemed rather pointillis to me.

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By coincidence, today's Doodle re-run from 2013 is somewhere between pointillist and pixelated.
"Painted Porcelain"
linked in nic

Heey, notice the "donation" buttons on that page? I recently learned, they work.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for pixel pix at May 15, 2019 09:49 AM (gB+8C)

76 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 15, 2019 09:46 AM (uquGJ)

I am aware of the general unrest, but I am hoping for large-scale demonstrations...hundreds of thousands of Iranians in the streets. I think that tendency has been broken (for now) by the Mullahs and their thugs.

Please keep us posted....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2019 09:49 AM (wYseH)

77 The artist used all of the colors in a hundred box of crayons.

Posted by: Panchito Pistoles at May 15, 2019 09:49 AM (3kPLN)

78 67 Not sure I like dot painting. . .
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You don't have to use points. Painting in fragmented brush strokes of relatively pure primary colors you can allow the eye to do the blending. Done well, it creates an effective picture which gives the eye and mind lots to do while viewing. I find this technique very useful with water colors. Its the only way to paint with WC and produce paintings that can be enjoyed at a distance. Too many WC follow the British method of endless glazes which when viewed at a distance (10 feet) die to viewer.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 09:50 AM (2LelM)

79 *tips fedora*
Mornin' m'ladies. Nice big jugs ya got there.
*winks*

Posted by: M'lad at May 15, 2019 09:50 AM (q1Pj5)

80 77 The artist used all of the colors in a hundred box of crayons.
Posted by: Panchito Pistoles

the orange ones taste best!

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 15, 2019 09:50 AM (FZYNt)

81 Dressed awfully fancy for water fetchin. Must be one tight assed suburb.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at May 15, 2019 09:51 AM (3pIk6)

82 59 I heard Aaron became dickish late in his career. Yes to all the rest.
Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2019 09:40 AM (y7DUB)

Aaron was under huge strain during the run up to the record. I met him afterward and he was just a gracious southern gent.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2019 09:43 AM (Boy/L)
________

Yes. IIRC, Maris called him to advise him about handling the BS.

Mays was another with a good rep. Mantle was Ruth 2.0.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 15, 2019 09:51 AM (VaN/j)

83 43
How does the water stay in the lake when it is high than the ground?


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 15, 2019

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A specialized point-to-point gravity generator. The inhabitants bought it from L'Amazone.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 15, 2019 09:52 AM (elsTe)

84 Dressed awfully fancy for water fetchin. Must be one tight assed suburb.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at May 15, 2019 09:51 AM (3pIk6)


The HOA is very strict.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 15, 2019 09:52 AM (q1Pj5)

85 It's no Seurat.

Posted by: red speck at May 15, 2019 09:52 AM (6Krd7)

86 You know they are talking shit about the lady who just left.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 09:52 AM (78NmF)

87 Dressed awfully fancy for water fetchin. Must be one tight assed suburb.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at May 15, 2019 09:51 AM (3pIk6)

You wouldn't believe the HOA by-laws.

Posted by: BignJames at May 15, 2019 09:52 AM (ykq7q)

88 Something must have gone wrong here. The picture is all pixelated.

Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2019 09:52 AM (+NM3F)

89 Now that I've seen that painting, I don't need any coffee. In fact, I feel downright cheerful as well as awake.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2019 09:52 AM (4HMW8)

90 Reminds me of the time I had to bail out my friends Dottie and Dottie. Dottie (DUI, bigly) crashed into a tree as she left the company golf outing, nearly killing Dottie in the passenger seat. True story. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2019 09:53 AM (W+vEI)

91 Creeper! Good morning to you!

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2019 09:53 AM (4HMW8)

92 Even though the woman on the left is stretching her leg in preparation, they're here for a wellness check, not to kick the bucket.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 15, 2019 09:53 AM (6QGuL)

93 We rode bikes through the cherry groves of Provence, I recall the air redolent of mountain herbs. It was a simpler time.

Posted by: kallisto at May 15, 2019 09:54 AM (iCUDL)

94 Casual Friday at the Handmaid's Tale

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 15, 2019 09:55 AM (O7MnT)

95 "hundred box of crayons."
The sheer innumeracy of the current generation!
Binney and Smith math: squares and multiples. 8/16/24/64 . . .
Now, does it use all 50 "retired" colors? *That* would be...ART.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 15, 2019 09:55 AM (8ZmvG)

96 Something must have gone wrong here. The picture is all pixelated.
Posted by: creeper


Infinity Stones collection complete.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2019 09:55 AM (F8EBp)

97 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019 09:55 AM (IXZGh)

98 Dr. Seuss like.

Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019 09:55 AM (IXZGh)

99 I've often wondered if you could invent DigiTit software to undigitize the bewbies and crotches of naked women on Naked and Afraid. Cuz if we could do this I would have some reason to watch Naked and Afraid. Oh, and turn the volume off.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 09:55 AM (2LelM)

100
A cunning array of stunts, eager for a knee-trembler at the well...

Posted by: Dumb as Fvck at May 15, 2019 09:55 AM (UFLLM)

101 62 As a lifelong Yankee fan, Brett ALWAYS made me nervous when he was at bat.

A phenomenal all-around player.
Posted by: HA at May 15, 2019 09:44 AM (MAstk)
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I'm happy to have started this; Brett deserves it. Good fielder, but not truly great. The best game I ever attended was in the mid-70s in Baltimore, vs the Yanks. Brooks and Graig Nettles put on a "can you top this" show at 3rd. (The 2nd game, DeCinces played, and though not a bad fielder, he just wasn't in the same class.)

But yes, all around, Brett gets it for his era.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 15, 2019 09:56 AM (VaN/j)

102 The shadow at the left lower corner tells me Daenerys is about to fry their asses.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 15, 2019 09:56 AM (O7MnT)

103 >>You don't have to use points. Painting in fragmented brush strokes of relatively pure primary colors you can allow the eye to do the blending. Done well, it creates an effective picture which gives the eye and mind lots to do while viewing. I find this technique very useful with water colors. Its the only way to paint with WC and produce paintings that can be enjoyed at a distance. Too many WC follow the British method of endless glazes which when viewed at a distance (10 feet) die to viewer.


Chuck Close was the King.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 09:56 AM (78NmF)

104 My favorite of Signac is the Blessing of the Tuna Fleet. Same reason my favorite of Van Goghs is Fishing Boats in Sainte Maries. Colorful group of boats that are a perfectly framed composition of the subject.

I think the Signac tuna painting is in an American museum somewhere IIRC.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 15, 2019 09:56 AM (lmPMy)

105 Where would you display this piece? Bathroom?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at May 15, 2019 09:57 AM (NjJUT)

106 Nice pointy pointy pitcher, it is happy and stuff.

Didn't get through all the Morning report comments - did anyone post a link to the clip Tucker showed last night of Biden answering a question after a political event? Paste Eater spewed solid nonsensical gibberish for about a minute, like tripping on acid word salad.

If anyone has a link for that, I'd be much obliged.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, man about town. at May 15, 2019 09:57 AM (951Yv)

107 I feel like I always lose at least a few IQ points on the rare occasions I watch clips from The View.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at May 15, 2019 09:32 AM (9hauA)


I really can't spare any so I stay away from it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2019 09:57 AM (kG5hP)

108
So, is GoT done-done?

Who won?

Posted by: Dumb as Fvck at May 15, 2019 09:57 AM (UFLLM)

109 You just don't find the hourglass figure in women very often anymore.

I miss it.

Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019 09:58 AM (IXZGh)

110 We approve.

Posted by: Coldplay at May 15, 2019 09:58 AM (W+vEI)

111 >>Where would you display this piece? Bathroom?


Dentist's Office.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 09:58 AM (78NmF)

112 "hundred box of crayons."
The sheer innumeracy of the current generation!
Binney and Smith math: squares and multiples. 8/16/24/64 . . .
Now, does it use all 50 "retired" colors? *That* would be...ART.
Posted by: Stringer Davis


8, 16, 24 & 64 with the built in sharpener.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2019 09:59 AM (F8EBp)

113 109
You just don't find the hourglass figure in women very often anymore.



I miss it.

Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019

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Currently phased out in favor of the "snow globe" or "Magic 8-Ball" figure.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 15, 2019 09:59 AM (elsTe)

114 I recall the air redolent of mountain herbs.

When things get redolent, I reach for my pistol.

It's the lavender that is only added in North America. One was unaware that "Herbes de Provence" did not exist until the 1970's. Wonder what Provence smelt like before that. Huh.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 15, 2019 09:59 AM (8ZmvG)

115 So, is GoT done-done?


No, there's one more disappointment left.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 09:59 AM (fuK7c)

116 You just don't find the hourglass figure in women very often anymore.

I miss it.
Posted by: Sponge


Hourglass & bullet bra.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2019 09:59 AM (F8EBp)

117 So, is GoT done-done?

Who won?
Posted by: Dumb as Fvck at May 15, 2019 09:57 AM (UFLLM)


Me, for never having subject myself to that epic time suck.

Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019 09:59 AM (IXZGh)

118 >>I feel like I always lose at least a few IQ points on the rare occasions I watch clips from The View.


Makes you appreciate Regis and Kathie Lee's charm and chemistry, eh?

How is The View still on tv???

Posted by: Coldplay at May 15, 2019 09:59 AM (W+vEI)

119 that's the oddest signac - and one of the oddest paintings - i've ever seen.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 15, 2019 10:00 AM (Pg+x7)

120

Hourglass & bullet bra.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2019 09:59 AM (F8EBp)


Boom......

Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019 10:00 AM (IXZGh)

121 Mornin' Horde. I like this much better than yesterday's.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 15, 2019 10:00 AM (AM1GF)

122 creeper? IIRC Several days ago, you said something about a neighbor's missing child? I never saw any follow-up.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for pixel pix at May 15, 2019 10:00 AM (gB+8C)

123 So, is GoT done-done?

Who won?
Posted by: Dumb as Fvck


One more episode, and I suspect the crows will win.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 15, 2019 10:00 AM (AM1GF)

124 For some reason, the bottom 1/3 of that painting reminds me of the cover for Gong's Fying Teapot : Radio Gnome.

I think it's the Green Pitcher and the odd landscape.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:01 AM (78NmF)

125 Chuck Close was the King.
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I've seen a number of current artists doing this. It is basically dabbing the colors rather than brush strokes. Basically bigger dots. It is effective. I prefer to carve with brushstrokes to create the illusion while presenting a dazzling jigsaw of different shapes and colors. A lot of failure and the one off success - but that is WC.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 10:01 AM (2LelM)

126 I'm looking at this on my phone, and the title of the piece showed up before the picture did. I was expecting a Biblical scene painted in earth tones. I was quite surprised when it popped up in sherbet colors, and nothing Biblical at all.

Posted by: bluebell at May 15, 2019 10:01 AM (aXucN)

127 Yellow is becoming a more popular color.

Posted by: ALH at May 15, 2019 09:34 AM (uLuPn)


It's very mellow. Quite rightly

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2019 10:01 AM (OLCnA)

128 You just don't find the hourglass figure in women very often anymore.

*****

Those times just ran out.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2019 10:01 AM (0tfLf)

129 >>8, 16, 24 & 64 with the built in sharpener.


There was a 128, too.

I hated those kids.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:01 AM (78NmF)

130 Hay, Emmie! Happy Hump Day.

Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2019 10:02 AM (+NM3F)

131 Yellow is becoming a more popular color.


Posted by: ALH at May 15, 2019 09:34 AM (uLuPn)

We have always loved it!

Posted by: The GOP at May 15, 2019 10:02 AM (wYseH)

132 -wait, found it...on youtube, check out Tucker's show last night. Minute 28, Paste Eatin' Gropey Joe is asked about Trump's China policy.

The incoherent brain damaged babble ensues.

Wow.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, man about town. at May 15, 2019 10:03 AM (951Yv)

133 >>I've seen a number of current artists doing this.


Close's work is a bit more involved than mere strokes...also, I think he died.

But his stuff is amazing in person.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:03 AM (78NmF)

134
Needs a bit of work on the perspective.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 15, 2019 10:03 AM (BWL+E)

135 It's no Seurat.

Posted by: red speck at May 15, 2019 09:52 AM (6Krd7)


You know what my momma always told me: Que Seurat Suerat

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2019 10:03 AM (OLCnA)

136 129
>>8, 16, 24 64 with the built in sharpener.




There was a 128, too.



I hated those kids.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019

*
*
. . .

I honestly don't recall a 128-crayon box of Crayolas! The 64, yes, with colors like "burnt umber" and "periwinkle," but not anything bigger. Do they still make the 128?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 15, 2019 10:04 AM (elsTe)

137 Alabama Senate passes near-total ban on abortion... Developing...

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Oh no! Cookie Milano will have to organize a double sex strike.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 15, 2019 10:04 AM (+y/Ru)

138 Wonder what Provence smelt like before that.


"The Blessing of The Tuna Fleet"

[Emily Litella] Never Mind.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 15, 2019 10:05 AM (8ZmvG)

139
So, is GoT done-done?

Who won?
Posted by: Dumb as Fvck

One more episode, and I suspect the crows will win.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 15, 2019 10:00 AM (AM1GF)







Like I said yesterday, it'll be the magic fire-breathing cockroaches after the red comet returns and wipes out Westeros.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 15, 2019 10:05 AM (veoSD)

140 133 >>I've seen a number of current artists doing this.


Close's work is a bit more involved than mere strokes...also, I think he died.

But his stuff is amazing in person.
---------------------------
My wife is a big fan. I like him but am not too eager to view giant portraits of a face. I want some sort of narrative and space in a picture.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 10:05 AM (2LelM)

141 So, sorry I missed the earlier threads.

I'm interested in finding out whether or not Weissman was installed in the Special Counsel office before even the appointment of Mueller. Mueller appears to have been a figurehead who would know or agree to going along with Weissman, Hillary cohort, as the actual prosecutor. I'm also wondering what pulled Weissman up short from "finding" something even if he had to make it up.

Posted by: dagny at May 15, 2019 10:05 AM (nRWPy)

142 81 Dressed awfully fancy for water fetchin. Must be one tight assed suburb.
Posted by: Total Control Racist at May 15, 2019 09:51 AM (3pIk6)

Strict HOA.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 15, 2019 10:05 AM (MwFQu)

143 8, 16, 24 & 64 with the built in sharpener.


There was a 128, too.

I hated those kids.
Posted by: garrett


Howz my burnt umber taste?

Posted by: 128 Ernie, Master of Arts and Crafts at May 15, 2019 10:06 AM (e1q4h)

144 >>when it popped up in sherbet colors, and nothing Biblical at all. Posted by: bluebell at May 15, 2019 10:01 AM (aXucN)

It's actually captured in a sura from the Koran that speaks to Twelver Shiite anticipation of the Mahdi's arrival.

I know, weird.

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 10:06 AM (Bdeb0)

145 108
So, is GoT done-done?

Who won?
Posted by: Dumb as Fvck at May 15, 2019 09:57 AM (UFLLM)

The directors.

Got paid millions and a Star Wars gig for murdering eight years of build up, character development and hype.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 15, 2019 10:06 AM (22sRn)

146 It Pays To Increase Your Word Power!

I thought "redolent" meant to hearken back to, or some such. So it means "smells like" basically. I didn't know that.

"Director Comey, redolent of druidic pine-scented boughs" blah blah.

Although I think the druids were into Oaks, big league.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 15, 2019 10:06 AM (kVErN)

147
Mueller appears to have been a figurehead who would know or agree to going along with Weissman, Hillary cohort, as the actual prosecutor.

Mueller's answers to all committee questions: "I don't know, I was just drawing a paycheck."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 15, 2019 10:07 AM (BWL+E)

148 Boxx Culvert #106:
...did anyone post a link to the clip Tucker showed last night of Biden answering a question after a political event? Paste Eater spewed solid nonsensical gibberish for about a minute, like tripping on acid word salad.
If anyone has a link for that, I'd be much obliged.


This? (Joe starts at 1:05)
https://youtu.be/6enkfMQf60Y?t=65

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids at May 15, 2019 10:07 AM (gB+8C)

149
Although I think the druids were into Oaks, big league.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 15, 2019 10:06 AM (kVErN)








The maples were always pissed about that.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 15, 2019 10:07 AM (veoSD)

150 >>Mueller's answers to all committee questions: "I don't know, I was just


re-animated to do this one thing.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:08 AM (78NmF)

151
I watched the first episode of GoT, thought it sucked versus the book, and cut the cable. Those two choices two of the few good ones I've made in a decade. Or 5 decades.

The drapes and carpets in the castles and tents seem nice on the inet clips though.

Posted by: Continuously Evolving Yet Still an Idiot at May 15, 2019 10:08 AM (UFLLM)

152 "Although I think the druids were into Oaks, big league."

So were the Norse - The Oak was sacred to Thor.

Skol, and stuff.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, man about town. at May 15, 2019 10:08 AM (951Yv)

153 Went back and read the Sefton Report and I will say, I'm VERY disappointed in the apparent nefarious doings at the NRA with LaPierre. VERY.

IF the reports are true, he's largely scum.

Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019 10:09 AM (IXZGh)

154 If you haven't seen her, Gina Shakespeare of Epoch Times on the Biden - Ukraine affair:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss428BbZMR4

Posted by: An Observation at May 15, 2019 10:09 AM (Ica1Y)

155 117 So, is GoT done-done?

Who won?
Posted by: Dumb as Fvck at May 15, 2019 09:57 AM (UFLLM)

Me, for never having subject myself to that epic time suck.
Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019 09:59 AM (IXZGh)
_______

I've seen a little, as my wife watches it. All I played close attention to were a few of the knockers.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 15, 2019 10:10 AM (VaN/j)

156 Dems plan 12-hour marathon Mueller report reading at Capitol...

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Well, I hope they have dancing girls.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 15, 2019 10:10 AM (+y/Ru)

157 mindful, he showed up the next day. He'll be going to work for the fire department to repay them for their trouble. The jury is still out on this one. He just doesn't seem to care about much. Ask him why he did something against the rules and all you get is a shrug. Very discouraging.

Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2019 10:10 AM (+NM3F)

158 Yellow is becoming a more popular color.

The Euros banned cadmium, and NPR noted solemnly that yellow was gone forever. That was five years ago. But Europe is still yellow. How is that?

Pretty sure that banning a dangerous chemical is a way to divert its production to China.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 15, 2019 10:10 AM (8ZmvG)

159 You know what my momma always told me: Que Seurat Suerat
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2019 10:03 AM (OLCnA)

Very timely pun IYKWIM.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 15, 2019 10:10 AM (lmPMy)

160 "Gladys, I swear it was at least ten inches long! And as thick as my wrist. Yeah, they don't make water bottles like that anymore."

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 15, 2019 10:11 AM (m79Dg)

161 >>Went back and read the Sefton Report and I will say, I'm VERY disappointed in the apparent nefarious doings at the NRA with LaPierre. VERY


There is not a single organization that does not suffer from this type of abuse.

The wrost part is if the NRA investigates and sues him, they will have to pay for BOTH sets of Lawyers as he defends himself.

There is ALWAYS graft at the highest levels.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:11 AM (78NmF)

162 Although I think the druids were into Oaks, big league.
Posted by: Common Tater at May 15, 2019 10:06 AM (kVErN)
______

No, the Oaks were a minor league team. (Oakland, before the As moved there.)

Posted by: Eeyore at May 15, 2019 10:11 AM (VaN/j)

163 Oh, sure. I go to the bathroom, then refill my coffee, then my computer does its random reboot thing, and there's a new post. Figures. (?)

===

We need designated potty times during which time no one may post.

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2019 10:12 AM (cF8AT)

164 They call me Mello Yello.....

Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019 10:12 AM (IXZGh)

165 "This? (Joe starts at 1:05)
https://youtu.be/6enkfMQf60Y?t=65"

Yup, that's the jibber jabber.

Wadda dumbshite.

Yet the pride of the DNC.

Pathetic.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, man about town. at May 15, 2019 10:12 AM (951Yv)

166
All that yellow? Nothing but pollen.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 15, 2019 10:12 AM (BWL+E)

167 I've seen a little, as my wife watches it. All I played close attention to were a few of the knockers.
Posted by: Eeyore at May 15, 2019 10:10 AM (VaN/j)


Honestly, that's all I've really heard about it is, for nothing else, watch the gratuitous nudity.

Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019 10:13 AM (IXZGh)

168 Alt Title : 'A Suffusion of Yellow'

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:13 AM (78NmF)

169 So, is GoT done-done?

Who won?
Posted by: Dumb as Fvck at May 15, 2019 09:57 AM (UFLLM)

The directors.

Got paid millions and a Star Wars gig for murdering eight years of build up, character development and hype.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 15, 2019 10:06 AM (22sRn)

So, there was no dragon sex? What a gyp!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 15, 2019 10:13 AM (m79Dg)

170 I just looked it up. No one can make maple syrup except us and the godless Canucks.

There are trees of the genus blah blah in Europe and Asia that are supposed to be in the maple family, but the only ones with sugary sap that can be made into tasty tasty maple syrup are here in America and our northern suburb.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 10:14 AM (fuK7c)

171 >>I just looked it up. No one can make maple syrup except us and the godless Canucks.


You had to look that up?

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:14 AM (78NmF)

172 Ah! Fine example of the paint by numbers art movement of the early 20th century.

Posted by: Archer at May 15, 2019 10:15 AM (gmo/4)

173 Pro Tip : No Bananas in Europe, either.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:15 AM (78NmF)

174 creeper: Ask him why he did something against the rules and all you get is a shrug. Very discouraging.

Ah, so, we're talking more teen than toddler here? Good news, if mixed.

Have you noticed tick season has returned? Now looking for skeeter swarms after the recent rains. And we suddenly seem to have an invasion of ants in the house. Ah, Spring in Oklahoma! (Checks for tornado warnings.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids at May 15, 2019 10:15 AM (gB+8C)

175 A little advance notice of a coming new thread might be in order.

CBD: "Nood in five"

Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2019 10:15 AM (+NM3F)

176 Anyone ever deal with starling birds and how to get rid of them? They constantly leave massage poops around our patio and pool in the back yard.

Hubby power washed this weekend and by the end of the day Sat. there was crap everywhere again.

He calls them Eurotrash birds and asked me to get him a bb gun. I told him he'd put his eye out....

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2019 10:15 AM (cF8AT)

177 Chuck Close was the King.
Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 09:56 AM (78NmF)

That was the technique I was referring to . Taking smaller images and using them to create a larger image is really neat. It's all about light and dark shading of the smaller images.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 15, 2019 10:15 AM (lmPMy)

178
I just looked it up. No one can make maple syrup except us and the godless Canucks.

When I was living in England, I was planning on a trip back here to the States and asked my group if there was anything I could bring back. The answers were: maple syrup, peanut butter, bourbon.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 15, 2019 10:15 AM (BWL+E)

179 >>Ask him why he did something against the rules and all you get is a shrug. Very discouraging.


'Mistakes were made.'

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:15 AM (78NmF)

180 There are trees of the genus blah blah in Europe and Asia that are supposed to be in the maple family, but the only ones with sugary sap that can be made into tasty tasty maple syrup are here in America and our northern suburb.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 10:14 AM (fuK7c)

Substantive proof that this is God's country!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at May 15, 2019 10:15 AM (m79Dg)

181 There is not a single organization that does not suffer from this type of abuse.

The wrost part is if the NRA investigates and sues him, they will have to pay for BOTH sets of Lawyers as he defends himself.

There is ALWAYS graft at the highest levels.
Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:11 AM (78NmF)


Of course. That's one of the failures of capitalism. The corruption. And, I'm "fine" with some. Nature of the beast. However, when it becomes THAT excessive, DIAF.

I mean, in the article I read this morning, he was putting his honeypot up in a $5,000 a month apartment. FUCK YOU, asshole......

Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019 10:16 AM (IXZGh)

182 You just don't find the hourglass figure in women very often anymore.

***

Still got the sandy parts.

Posted by: Total Control Racist at May 15, 2019 10:16 AM (3pIk6)

183 You had to look that up?


For confirmation purposes. I started by wondering if there even was a word for maple in German.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 10:17 AM (fuK7c)

184
You just don't find the hourglass figure in women very often anymore.

Shortage of whalebones for corsets.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 15, 2019 10:17 AM (BWL+E)

185 CBD: "Nood in five"
Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2019 10:15 AM (+NM3F)


No one wants to see that......

Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019 10:17 AM (IXZGh)

186 St. George slayed the dragons.

Posted by: Archer at May 15, 2019 10:17 AM (gmo/4)

187 >>They constantly leave massage poops around our patio


Massages can be VERY relaxing.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:17 AM (78NmF)

188 Massage poops? Hm.

Starlings are not native to North America. 100 breeding pairs were released in NY Central Park in the 19th century. Somebody thought it would be neat to have examples of the birds mentioned in Shakespeare's plays here in America.

True story.

Posted by: Common Tater at May 15, 2019 10:18 AM (kVErN)

189 How high will the bubble go?

I bought an investment property 2 months ago. Today, the exact house, same sq ft, same lot size, same everything more or less , down the street was listed for $45K higher than what I paid.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 10:18 AM (FiUMj)

190 Thirteen, mindful...going on four, unfortunately.
Got ticks. Mosquitoes surfaced three days ago. Bumper crop of chiggers. On the up side where critters are concerned, I found Luna moth this morning. What a beautiful creature.

Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2019 10:18 AM (+NM3F)

191 Pro Tip : No Bananas in Europe, either.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:15 AM (78NmF)

England does have coconuts - brought by swallows

Posted by: Archer at May 15, 2019 10:19 AM (gmo/4)

192 Oh youse guys and typos...

MASSIVE, ok....MASSIVE!


Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2019 10:19 AM (cF8AT)

193 Starlings are not native to North America. 100 breeding pairs were released in NY Central Park in the 19th century. Somebody thought it would be neat to have examples of the birds mentioned in Shakespeare's plays here in America.

True story.
Posted by: Common Tater at May 15, 2019 10:18 AM (kVErN)

That's why he calls them Eurotrash.

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2019 10:19 AM (cF8AT)

194 Tami: We need designated potty times during which time no one may post.

Hahaha. I can see some busy Memorial Day weekend evening when potty break is called. It'd be like the Super Bowl half-time flush - municipal officials across the nation confounded as, suddenly, water pressure's down and the sewers are running full.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids at May 15, 2019 10:19 AM (gB+8C)

195 A little advance notice of a coming new thread might be in order.


The art thread is the most punctual thread on the blog. 9:30, boom. Except when it's late. You used to get a gorilla at 11:30, but he seems to have been shamed into posting earlier. The chimp is pretty much an 11:00 guy.

So there's your fucking notice for tomorrow.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 10:19 AM (fuK7c)

196 >>I bought an investment property 2 months ago. Today, the exact house, same sq ft, same lot size, same everything more or less , down the street was listed for $45K higher than what I paid.


Leaving you just over 15-18k in profit after taxes and fees...

gotta wait a year to get into Capital Gains.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:19 AM (78NmF)

197 Of course. That's one of the failures of capitalism. The corruption. And, I'm "fine" with some. Nature of the beast. However, when it becomes THAT excessive, DIAF.

I mean, in the article I read this morning, he was putting his honeypot up in a $5,000 a month apartment. FUCK YOU, asshole......

Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019 10:16 AM (IXZGh)

Corruption is not a failure of capitalism, it is a failure of all human systems. Nothing, from monarchy, to oligarchy, to councils of elders, to socialist states, to republics is or can be made immune to it.

The only defense against corruption is to make the use of any power depend on the agreement of competing interests, and make its users extremely accountable to others for its use and misuse.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 10:20 AM (J+mig)

198 185 CBD: "Nood in five"
Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2019 10:15 AM (+NM3F)

No one wants to see that......

Posted by: Sponge at May 15, 2019 10:17 AM (IXZGh)

I thought that was the white naked guy on the ottoman, no?

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2019 10:20 AM (cF8AT)

199 Sponge, you do have a point.


*reconsiders suggestion*

Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2019 10:20 AM (+NM3F)

200 Not a fan of pointillism, but i really like the colors and setting for this one. Very nice CBD, thanks!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 15, 2019 10:21 AM (myjNJ)

201 Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:19 AM (78NmF)

What city is your property in?

Posted by: HA at May 15, 2019 10:21 AM (MAstk)

202 A little advance notice of a coming new thread might be in order.


The art thread is the most punctual thread on the blog. 9:30, boom. Except when it's late. You used to get a gorilla at 11:30, but he seems to have been shamed into posting earlier. The chimp is pretty much an 11:00 guy.

So there's your fucking notice for tomorrow.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 10:19 AM


*****

We can set our hourglasses by it!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2019 10:21 AM (0tfLf)

203 I mean, in the article I read this morning, he was putting his honeypot up in a $5,000 a month apartment. FUCK YOU, asshole......

Posted by: Sponge


Lesson learned: The NRA is indistinguishable from the American Red Cross and the United Way.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 15, 2019 10:22 AM (e1q4h)

204
Odd perspective but I like Signac, and Seurat.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton


How about Sarek and Sybok?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2019 10:22 AM (aKsyK)

205 So there's your fucking notice for tomorrow.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 10:19 AM (fuK7c)

Wow. So someone pays attention!

The art is late when JJ Sefton is out clubbing and gets home late. We try to give each post time to percolate.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2019 10:22 AM (wYseH)

206
It's grey damp and blah here. The painting is brights and reminiscent of sun and fun and a good choice for today.

Posted by: Continuously Evolving Yet Still an Idiot at May 15, 2019 10:22 AM (UFLLM)

207 creeper #175:
A little advance notice of a coming new thread might be in order.
CBD: "Nood in five"


"But, that would be cheating!" --all the Morons refreshing the front page anxious to grab a "First."

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids at May 15, 2019 10:22 AM (gB+8C)

208 Ace will post sometime before 3PM EST.


You have been warned.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:23 AM (78NmF)

209 Tami, my dad was overrun with starlings and he couldn't shoot a gun in town. He bought himself a slingshot. I had no idea how deadly thosr things are.

Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2019 10:23 AM (+NM3F)

210 Slow thread, only up to 200 and change

Posted by: FrodoB at May 15, 2019 10:23 AM (ctEmO)

211 Lesson learned: The NRA is indistinguishable from the American Red Cross and the United Way.
Posted by: Blue Hen at May 15, 2019 10:22 AM (e1q4h)

All large non-profits tend to turn corrupt. Lots of money, little accountability.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 10:23 AM (J+mig)

212

The co-captain of the United States Women's national soccer team, Megan Rapinoe, told Yahoo Sports, "I'll probably never put my hand over my heart. I'll probably never sing the national anthem again," boasting that she is "a walking protest when it comes to the Trump administration," because of "everything I stand for."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2019 10:24 AM (aKsyK)

213 196 >>I bought an investment property 2 months ago. Today, the exact house, same sq ft, same lot size, same everything more or less , down the street was listed for $45K higher than what I paid.


Leaving you just over 15-18k in profit after taxes and fees...

gotta wait a year to get into Capital Gains.
Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:19 AM (78NmF)

___

I didn't say I'm going to rush out and sell. Just saying the housing market is still out of control bubbleilicous. At least in my burg.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 10:25 AM (FiUMj)

214
Life, Well Endowed NRA member and also donate before elections. Will continue to donate but to State level orgs until I see some house cleaning.

Posted by: Continuously Evolving Yet Still an Idiot at May 15, 2019 10:25 AM (UFLLM)

215 Rep. Adam Schiff. Andy Kaufman.

Separated at birth?

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 10:25 AM (Bdeb0)

216 Of course. That's one of the failures of capitalism. The corruption. And, I'm "fine" with some. Nature of the beast. However, when it becomes THAT excessive, DIAF.

That's not a failure of capitalism, that's a failure of human nature. It appears in all systems, some just mitigate against it better...or encourage it more heavily.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 15, 2019 10:25 AM (AM1GF)

217 Thank a bunch, garret. 'Preciate the heads up...however far in advance.

Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2019 10:26 AM (+NM3F)

218 >>I didn't say I'm going to rush out and sell. Just saying the housing market is still out of control bubbleilicous. At least in my burg.


You can't count the New Housing starts out here.

It's fucking terrible. Every field is getting filled with California Style Development.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:26 AM (78NmF)

219 Per MSM, Dow is down 150, so we're back to "OrangManBad destroyed the economy with his tweets" after a 24 hour pause when stocks were up 1% yesterday.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 10:26 AM (FiUMj)

220 I get too fuckable if I have an hourglass figure.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 15, 2019 10:26 AM (pw+jk)

221
I get too fuckable if I have an hourglass figure.


Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 15, 2019 10:26 AM

======
Tell me about it honey.

Posted by: Anna Navarro at May 15, 2019 10:27 AM (pw+jk)

222 You can't count the New Housing starts out here.

It's fucking terrible. Every field is getting filled with California Style Development.
Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:26 AM (78NmF)

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Heh. On Saturday my wife and I were driving and passed a new construction site. I said, wasn't that a farm like 2 weeks ago? It seems like it's happening that fast. You blink and a new 75 home subdivision or 300 unit apartment just pops up overnight.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 10:28 AM (FiUMj)

223 creeper: ...Luna moth this morning. What a beautiful creature.

Wow. Haven't seen one of those in years.

This Edenic world. For all the monstrous bugs and spiders...

...there's lightning bugs.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids at May 15, 2019 10:28 AM (gB+8C)

224 The art is late when JJ Sefton is out clubbing and gets home late

Or when he falls down the well and Lassie does't tell us.

Posted by: JT at May 15, 2019 10:28 AM (OIMLN)

225
You can't count the New Housing starts out here.

New developments creeping down my way in Brazoria County. A new football stadium opened a couple of miles up the road and a new high school is planned near there. A segment of the Grand Parkway off TX-288 is going to be built about a mile south of Schloss Hadrian.

Next: whiny yuppies complaining about our dogs.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 15, 2019 10:29 AM (BWL+E)

226 This Edenic world. For all the monstrous bugs and spiders...
...there's lightning bugs.

Thank you.

Posted by: Continuously Evolving Yet Still an Idiot at May 15, 2019 10:30 AM (UFLLM)

227 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2019 10:24 AM (aKsyK)

Meghan didn't know that "The Pledge of Allegiance" has a history far longer than the Presidency of Donald Trump?. Will she start saying it again whenever a perfect President is elected who forms a flawless government and we have utopia here on earth. Good luck with that!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 10:31 AM (ahS0B)

228 Next: whiny yuppies complaining about our dogs.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Just explain that the dogs are smarter than yuppies. That'll fix ya right up.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 15, 2019 10:31 AM (myjNJ)

229 Musial was supposedly the nicest superstar ever. Most superstars tend to cluster at the extremes, either extremely friendly or complete assholes.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 15, 2019 10:31 AM (oZ6kz)

230 If you don't think the deep state isn't doing everything in it's power to trash Trump's bull market you haven't been paying attention.

Trump will cruise to reelection on the strength of the economy and they know it.

Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2019 10:31 AM (+NM3F)

231 >>Next: whiny yuppies complaining about our dogs.


Up here they complain about the smell of Cow shit.

From their houses...

in the middle of what was a 150 year old Cow pasture.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:32 AM (78NmF)

232 Here I come to save the daaaaaay!

Posted by: Sky Penis at May 15, 2019 10:32 AM (x8pK0)

233 Per MSM, Dow is down 150, so we're back to "OrangManBad destroyed the economy with his tweets" after a 24 hour pause when stocks were up 1% yesterday.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 10:26 AM (FiUMj)


The Dow, S&P and Nasdaq just went positive. Time for them to switch gears to Trump's tariffs are going to kill us. Yesterday CNBC did a number of segments interviewing farmers about how the tariffs are killing everyone

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2019 10:32 AM (OLCnA)

234 LOL headline on Drudge:

"STUDY: Journalism has become more subjective..."

Kinda like study: water has become more wet....

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 10:32 AM (FiUMj)

235 Or when he falls down the well and Lassie does't tell us.
Posted by: JT at May 15, 2019 10:28 AM (OIMLN)

****

Isn't that why he wears that thing around his neck?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 15, 2019 10:33 AM (0tfLf)

236 212

The co-captain of the United States Women's national soccer team, Megan Rapinoe, told Yahoo Sports, "I'll probably never put my hand over my heart. I'll probably never sing the national anthem again," boasting that she is "a walking protest when it comes to the Trump administration," because of "everything I stand for."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2019 10:24 AM (aKsyK)


I guess the natural question is "Well, what exactly *do* you stand for?" but I don't really care.

Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2019 10:33 AM (xjiRE)

237
WANG is up!

Posted by: Continuously Evolving Yet Still an Idiot at May 15, 2019 10:33 AM (UFLLM)

238 Every field is getting filled with California Style Development.


We call it Dallas style here in Lower Alabama. Essentially large cul-de-sac neighborhoods that you have to drive around to get anywhere.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2019 10:35 AM (x8pK0)

239 Although contra above, I've heard very mixed things about Mays. He can be gracious, but I've also heard of him being quite unpleasant. I think he explained it to Buck O'Neill, that it got really tiresome being so many people's hero.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 15, 2019 10:35 AM (oZ6kz)

240 So, is GoT done-done?



Who won?

Posted by: Dumb as Fvck at May 15, 2019 09:57 AM (UFLLM)

=================

Amanda Peet won.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Bwana returns at May 15, 2019 10:35 AM (Z216Q)

241 The Dow, S&P and Nasdaq just went positive. Time for them to switch gears to Trump's tariffs are going to kill us. Yesterday CNBC did a number of segments interviewing farmers about how the tariffs are killing everyone
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2019 10:32 AM (OLCnA)

___

CNBC was at a farmer show in central CA a while back. And the story was "farmers hurting cuz OrangeManBad". It was one of those Action 3 Live on the Scene type deals, and the anchorette picked people at random and asked them how they felt about the tariffs. expecting them all to go off on Trump. It was funny how every single farmer there basically said he's fine with taking a short term hit if it means long term better trade terms for the US. The look on her face was priceless.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 10:35 AM (FiUMj)

242 Oh good idea Rapinoe - alienate a good chunk of the country right before the event that's the one time people give a shit about women's soccer.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 15, 2019 10:35 AM (/ZYFC)

243 230 If you don't think the deep state isn't doing everything in it's power to trash Trump's bull market you haven't been paying attention.

Trump will cruise to reelection on the strength of the economy and they know it.
Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2019 10:31 AM (+NM3F)
----------

What the Fed. The have unrestricted power to kill the economy.

Posted by: WisRich at May 15, 2019 10:36 AM (G0vdT)

244 Just explain that the dogs are smarter than yuppies. That'll fix ya right up.
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench)

Concerning dogs, I white priviledge my ass off every day by taking my two for a long lunchtime walk to stake out our territory.

Posted by: Biergood at May 15, 2019 10:37 AM (uGKH7)

245 Isn't that why he wears that thing around his neck?

Isn't Lassie a girl dog ?

Posted by: JT at May 15, 2019 10:37 AM (OIMLN)

246 s/b Watch the Fed.

Posted by: WisRich at May 15, 2019 10:37 AM (G0vdT)

247 WANG is up!
Little blue pill?

Posted by: FrodoB at May 15, 2019 10:38 AM (ctEmO)

248 I love soccer. I played it. I watch it. I follow the Euro leagues.

But watching womYn's soccer.....can't do it. Un-watchable. The talent level for the highest level of womYns soccer is on par with a local high school boys team. If that.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 10:38 AM (FiUMj)

249 My dad quit the NRA about 1960, over the same issues you're talking about. He felt that a perfectly good hunting club had been spoiled by all that politics.


Get any old-timer NRA member going, and you'll hear about how these things happen in cycles. There was a huge foofaraw in progress when they brought in Charlton Heston. The organization was about to disintegrate.

Ditto, mid-1970's. You NEVER hear, even here, about what "the real issues are." The competitions side, such as it is, has almost nothing in common with the lobbying/politics side. The Olympic shooting administration, now USA Shooting, only "broke away" (or "got expelled") a generation ago, blink of an eye in NRA years.


Other long-running organizations manage to cover their tracks a little better.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 15, 2019 10:38 AM (8ZmvG)

250 guess the natural question is "Well, what exactly *do* you stand for?" but I don't really care.
Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2019 10:33 AM (xjiRE)

Just another LGBT radical.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 15, 2019 10:38 AM (lmPMy)

251
Oh good idea Rapinoe - alienate a good chunk of the country right before the event that's the one time people give a shit about women's soccer.

Posted by: jhawk90


One would think that sports figures, entertainers and artists could learn to say, "I have my political opinions but I don't see a need to discuss them." But, no.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 15, 2019 10:39 AM (BWL+E)

252 The co-captain of the United States Women's national soccer team, Megan Rapinoe, told Yahoo Sports, "I'll probably never put my hand over my heart. I'll probably never sing the national anthem again," boasting that she is "a walking protest when it comes to the Trump administration," because of "everything I stand for."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2019 10:24 AM (aKsyK)
I guess the natural question is "Well, what exactly *do* you stand for?" but I don't really care.
Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2019 10:33 AM (xjiRE)

Soccer sucks. Got into an argument a few nights ago with a jabroni and his old lady about how soccer is taking over in the US. Outside of his dumb kids playing it, it ain't. No fun to watch unless your a 3rd worlder.

I told him to look at all the TV's in the bar and did he see any futbol on? Of course not, nobody watches that crap other than those in taquerias.

Soccerr sucks.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 15, 2019 10:40 AM (Z+IKu)

253 So, which one has a penis?

Posted by: Hikaru at May 15, 2019 10:40 AM (UnA8+)

254 Heh. On Saturday my wife and I were driving and passed a new
construction site. I said, wasn't that a farm like 2 weeks ago? It seems
like it's happening that fast. You blink and a new 75 home subdivision
or 300 unit apartment just pops up overnight.>>>>
My daughter's street in Houston still shows as a field on Google Earth.

Posted by: FrodoB at May 15, 2019 10:40 AM (ctEmO)

255 Megan Rapinoe is from my home town, Redding, CA.
Her mom works at a very good and old timey steak house that people come to from miles around. They used to have signed pics of her in action and were proud of her, but when she went LGBTQRSTUV crazy and started backing Kaepercrap and his clown show and then developed TDS, well...She is an embarrassment. No more pics, no more pride.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 15, 2019 10:40 AM (FTPVM)

256 236 I guess the natural question is "Well, what exactly *do* you stand for?" but I don't really care.
Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2019 10:33 AM (xjiRE)

Abortion.

The answer is always Abortion.

And nothing else.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 15, 2019 10:41 AM (UnA8+)

257 Soccerr sucks.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy

Urban planners love soccer because they can get more fields in a given measure of real estate.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at May 15, 2019 10:41 AM (FTlwv)

258 I don't know how any conservative could think the NRA was valid anymore when they continued to endorse Harry Reid.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 15, 2019 10:41 AM (lmPMy)

259 255 Megan Rapinoe is from my home town, Redding, CA.
Her mom works at a very good and old timey steak house that people come to from miles around. They used to have signed pics of her in action and were proud of her, but when she went LGBTQRSTUV crazy and started backing Kaepercrap and his clown show and then developed TDS, well...She is an embarrassment. No more pics, no more pride.
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 15, 2019 10:40 AM (FTPVM)

If you ever come across Victor Ireland, kick him in the dick for me.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 15, 2019 10:42 AM (UnA8+)

260 But watching womYn's soccer.....can't do it. Un-watchable. The talent level for the highest level of womYns soccer is on par with a local high school boys team. If that.

I used to wander over to watch middle school boys play I got so bored watching the hs girls play

we're talking probably U12s

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 15, 2019 10:42 AM (Rarvo)

261 That's why he calls them Eurotrash.
Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2019 10:19 AM


Add roundabouts, soccer, and 9mm to that list.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 15, 2019 10:42 AM (6QGuL)

262 I'm not sure how much Rapinoe cares about abortion - isn't she a rug chomper? Or am I thinking of Abby the Wombat?

Posted by: Broseidon at May 15, 2019 10:43 AM (oZ6kz)

263 Oh good idea Rapinoe - alienate a good chunk of the country right before the event that's the one time people give a shit about women's soccer.
Posted by: jhawk90


"It's not enough to shit my diaper; everyone has to see me shit my diaper".


Not unlike committing suicide in a very public way and place.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 15, 2019 10:43 AM (e1q4h)

264 257 Soccerr sucks.
..

You don't like the thrilling two hours of running around with a score of 0-0?

Posted by: HA at May 15, 2019 10:44 AM (MAstk)

265 263 "It's not enough to shit my diaper; everyone has to see me shit my diaper".


Not unlike committing suicide in a very public way and place.
Posted by: Blue Hen at May 15, 2019 10:43 AM (e1q4h)

More like "Now you're going to eat my shit and tell me it's the best thing you've ever tasted".

Posted by: Hikaru at May 15, 2019 10:45 AM (UnA8+)

266 I know soccer is the number one viewed sport in the world . How I don't know but for me, I probably could watch it if they reduced the size of the field by at least a 1/3.

That will never happen so ....

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 15, 2019 10:45 AM (lmPMy)

267 Man in China detained after giving dogs 'illegal' names

The dog's names ended up attracting controversy because "Chengguan" are officials employed in urban areas to tackle low-level crime, while "Xieguan" are informal community workers such as traffic assistants, according to the BBC.

Posted by: SMOD at May 15, 2019 10:46 AM (QkjLD)

268 >>>You can't count the New Housing starts out here.

thankfully, not on my side of town. knocks wood.

Posted by: trapper's girl at May 15, 2019 10:46 AM (DGS6j)

269 I know soccer is the number one viewed sport in the world . How I don't know but for me, I probably could watch it if they reduced the size of the field by at least a 1/3.


indoor soccer is kinda fun and like that

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 15, 2019 10:46 AM (Rarvo)

270
Sure enough, CNBC is talking about how the trade war is going to make sneakers skyrocket in cost. Bloomberg is still running on the news scroll that equities are down even though they are positive now

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2019 10:46 AM (OLCnA)

271 266 I know soccer is the number one viewed sport in the world . How I don't know but for me, I probably could watch it if they reduced the size of the field by at least a 1/3.

That will never happen so ....
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Doesn't hold a candle to Rugby and Football. These are spectator sports. Soccer is just an improvement on cricket.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 10:47 AM (2LelM)

272
Soccer: Get brushed by opponent, roll around on the ground in agony.

Hockey: Heart stops on bench, get revived in locker room, ask if you can get back in the game (see, Rich Peverley).

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 15, 2019 10:47 AM (BWL+E)

273 Soccer is the game of the future in America and it always will be.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 10:47 AM (fuK7c)

274 Indoor soccer cuts down the field size, and it does result in higher scoring, though the highest level talent doesn't play indoor soccer.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 15, 2019 10:47 AM (oZ6kz)

275 I'm for arming he people in Harry Reid's crawlspace.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 15, 2019 10:47 AM (Ndje9)

276 267 Man in China detained after giving dogs 'illegal' names

The dog's names ended up attracting controversy because "Chengguan" are officials employed in urban areas to tackle low-level crime, while "Xieguan" are informal community workers such as traffic assistants, according to the BBC.
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I'd hate to see his social credit score. No buses for you!

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 10:48 AM (2LelM)

277 Ms. Rapinoe's hand will be surgically grafted to her chest to demonstrate her patriotism.

This has already been decreed.

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 10:48 AM (Bdeb0)

278
I'm not sure how much Rapinoe cares about abortion

Posted by: Broseidon at May 15, 2019 10:43 AM (oZ6kz)

Well, maybe that's because she is a guy.

Have you seen a picture of "her?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2019 10:48 AM (wYseH)

279
I know soccer is the number one viewed sport in the world . How I don't know but for me, I probably could watch it if they reduced the size of the field by at least a 1/3

And gave all the players maces.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 15, 2019 10:48 AM (BWL+E)

280 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants You to Know She Likes Her Facial Hair, OK?

This past weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Instagram Stories to talk about her recent experience at a nail salon. She told her Instagram audience, "I just went to the nail salon just so I can feel human. Nothing special, just trying to get some paint, cut my cuticles, whatever... My nails are getting painted, and the woman's like, 'Your eyebrows are too big for your face,' and I'm sitting there, and she's like, 'Mustache?' And I'm like [gasps]." AOC continued, saying, "First of all, I thought I came here to feel good about myself. Second of all, what if I like my mustache? Ever think about that?"

Love that "dry humor"

Posted by: SMOD at May 15, 2019 10:49 AM (QkjLD)

281 You just don't find the hourglass figure in women very often anymore.

I miss it.
Posted by: Sponge

Hourglass & bullet bra.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2019 09:59 AM (F8EBp)

I miss the hourglass figure and ski slope breasts...

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 15, 2019 10:49 AM (8D42x)

282 soccer is boring as fuck

and it's pretentious as hell

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 15, 2019 10:49 AM (d7Ww2)

283 Soccer is the game of the future in America and it always will be.

-
Days of future past sport.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 15, 2019 10:49 AM (+y/Ru)

284 Soccer is the game of the future in America and it always will be.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 10:47 AM (fuK7c)

I remember that same phrase from 1970.

Is Pele still alive? He was gonna be the new American heartthrob......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 15, 2019 10:49 AM (Z+IKu)

285 soccer would be more enjoyable if the losing team was sacrificed to Moloch.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 15, 2019 10:49 AM (FTPVM)

286 Ms. Rapinoe's hand will be surgically grafted to her chest to demonstrate her patriotism.

This has already been decreed.
Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 10:48 AM (Bdeb0)


Okay you made me laugh with that one.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 15, 2019 10:49 AM (lmPMy)

287 269 I know soccer is the number one viewed sport in the world . How I don't know but for me, I probably could watch it if they reduced the size of the field by at least a 1/3.


indoor soccer is kinda fun and like that
Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 15, 2019 10:46 AM (Rarvo)

Demolition Derby Soccer is kinda fun to watch.

Posted by: Kris at May 15, 2019 10:49 AM (OyyDO)

288 I played soccer through high school in the 80's, started following euro, EPL etc. in the mid-00's. Always said the only thing worse than the "it's not a sport it's gay and socialist" crowd was the "it's the greatest thing ever and you just don't understand" crowd.

We got a MLS team up here three years ago. Most of the supporters groups have some sort of commitment to social justice in their mission statements, and the same people who hang All Are Welcome Here banners will hound and ostracize you for any form of wrongthink.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 15, 2019 10:49 AM (/ZYFC)

289 279
I know soccer is the number one viewed sport in the world . How I don't know but for me, I probably could watch it if they reduced the size of the field by at least a 1/3

And gave all the players maces.
--------------------------
Viking axes might be a better choice.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 10:50 AM (2LelM)

290 Katie Palich is not some dumb blonde bimbo. She just blasted the shit out of Kameltoe's illegal gun confiscation promise.

https://tinyurl.com/yxdqxa2m

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 10:50 AM (mpXpK)

291 270
Sure enough, CNBC is talking about how the trade war is going to make sneakers skyrocket in cost. Bloomberg is still running on the news scroll that equities are down even though they are positive now
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2019 10:46 AM (OLCnA)
-------

With basketball shoes going for $250/pair and a landed cost $25, a $6 increase is not going to impact sales that much.

Posted by: WisRich at May 15, 2019 10:50 AM (G0vdT)

292 Futbol.

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 10:50 AM (Bdeb0)

293 I know soccer is the number one viewed sport in the world . How I don't know but for me, I probably could watch it if they reduced the size of the field by at least a 1/3

And gave all the players maces.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

I would suggest just one player each side.

Their new position would be "the grouch". Everyone else gets sticks with foam heads, Cause then ya never know when you run into the Grouch.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 15, 2019 10:50 AM (e1q4h)

294 "Have you seen a picture of "her?"
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2019 10:48 AM (wYseH)"

Yes. As I said, I'm pretty sure she's a dyke, so probably not getting knocked up anytime soon.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 15, 2019 10:51 AM (oZ6kz)

295 The talent level for the highest level of womYns soccer is on par with a local high school boys team. If that.

Nah, it's the physical size and strength. I've played with girls on the national team. They're very skilled and great teammates. But they disappear if there are men of any level on the field.

Posted by: t-bird at May 15, 2019 10:51 AM (8ruUE)

296 FDA can't control death penalty drugs, DOJ says

The Justice Department has issued a legal opinion that could lead to more executions in the U.S. by easing the availability of drugs used to carry out lethal injections.

The opinion from the department's Office of Legal Counsel found that the Food and Drug Administration lacked the authority to regulate drugs or other items when used in connection with the death penalty.

Posted by: SMOD at May 15, 2019 10:51 AM (QkjLD)

297 274 Indoor soccer cuts down the field size, and it does result in higher scoring, though the highest level talent doesn't play indoor soccer.
Posted by: Broseidon



Also, the beheading of the losing team adds a certain piquancy to the proceedings.

Posted by: pep at May 15, 2019 10:51 AM (wW03z)

298 When we were in the U.K. 14 years ago we were told to go to a rugby game but to stay away from soccer.
Rugby and soccer fans get equally drunk, but there are no hooligans in rugby.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at May 15, 2019 10:52 AM (JgA4k)

299 If soccer was serious, it'd approach onfield (ahem--"on-pitch") injuries the way that horsetracks approach crippled thoroughbreds.

Quick erection of a tent, execution, meatwagon off to the knacker.

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 10:52 AM (Bdeb0)

300 Rugby and soccer fans get equally drunk, but there are no hooligans in rugby.


they're ALL hooligans in rugby! lol

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 15, 2019 10:53 AM (Rarvo)

301 We got a MLS team up here three years ago. Most of the supporters groups have some sort of commitment to social justice in their mission statements, and the same people who hang All Are Welcome Here banners will hound and ostracize you for any form of wrongthink.
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I played it in Jr and Sr HS. Great endurance game for the players - sucks for the spectators. Yeah, a whole lotta dopers played it cuz it was exotic. My reason for playing it was I was 6'5" and too skinny for football. Loved playing football but as I got older the other kids got real fucking big.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 10:53 AM (2LelM)

302 Soccer could be cool if they made the field smaller, as another moron suggested, and then did other things like add fighting, body-checking, and maybe even put it on ice so it's faster...

Oh wait, that's Hockey.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 10:53 AM (J+mig)

303
Meghan didn't know that "The Pledge of Allegiance" has a history far longer than the Presidency of Donald Trump?. Will she start saying it again whenever a perfect President is elected who forms a flawless government and we have utopia here on earth. Good luck with that!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 10:31 AM (ahS0B)







Just wait until she finds out about the Bellamy Salute that was originally used with the Pledge...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 15, 2019 10:53 AM (veoSD)

304 Well, well, well, what do we have here?

Posted by: Surfperch at May 15, 2019 10:53 AM (VQcx0)

305 >>293 I know soccer is the number one viewed sport in the world . How I don't know but for me, I probably could watch it if they reduced the size of the field by at least a 1/3

Landmines. A sniper. Punji-pits.

And cheerleaders.

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 10:53 AM (Bdeb0)

306 McDonald's in Austria will double as mini U.S. embassies for tourists in need of help

"American citizens traveling in Austria who find themselves in distress and without a way to contact the U.S. Embassy can enter -- as of Wednesday, May 15, 2019 -- any McDonald's in Austria, and staff will assist them in making contact with the U.S. Embassy for consular services," the announcement read.

Posted by: SMOD at May 15, 2019 10:54 AM (QkjLD)

307 It's good that soccer players can run real good.
Because David Beckham just lost his "driving licence."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 15, 2019 10:54 AM (8ZmvG)

308 Irish Hurling. Wooden clubs with iron bracing plates. No timeouts, amateur players.

Next best thing to the Ben Hur chariot race scene.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 15, 2019 10:54 AM (e1q4h)

309 300 Rugby and soccer fans get equally drunk, but there are no hooligans in rugby.


they're ALL hooligans in rugby! lol
---------------------------
I was mesmerized watching the Six Nations Championship. This is both a bruiser and an endurance sport. No huddles - get your Cardio On full time.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 10:54 AM (2LelM)

310
FDA can't control death penalty drugs, DOJ says

The Justice Department has issued a legal opinion that could lead to more executions in the U.S. by easing the availability of drugs used to carry out lethal injections.


I get ticked at all the pseudo-compassionate blather about the "discomfort" and "distress" the condemned suffer in lethal injections. Every dog we've had to have put down got pretty much the same combination. None has ever so much as twitched during the last act. Sad, but peaceful.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 15, 2019 10:55 AM (BWL+E)

311 Rugby and soccer fans get equally drunk, but there are no hooligans in rugby.


they're ALL hooligans in rugby! lol
Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 15, 2019 10:53 AM (Rarvo)

When everyone's a hooligan, nobody is.

Posted by: Surfperch at May 15, 2019 10:55 AM (VQcx0)

312 The opinion from the department's Office of Legal
Counsel found that the Food and Drug Administration lacked the authority
to regulate drugs or other items when used in connection with the death
penalty.

Posted by: SMOD at May 15, 2019 10:51 AM (QkjLD)

One would think that is axiomatic. The FDA protects the health of Americans, which is sort of pointless when dealing with death penalty drugs.

It's the sort of idiocy that makes anarchy an attractive political system.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2019 10:55 AM (wYseH)

313 Women's soccer has Trump Derangement?

* searches for women's volleyball *

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids at May 15, 2019 10:55 AM (gB+8C)

314 Nearly 100 charged in massive Green Card marriage scheme

Authorities announced Monday that nearly 100 people have been indicted in a massive conspiracy in which immigrants paid as much as $70,000 to briefly marry a U.S. citizen and obtain a permanent resident card known as a "Green Card."

The indictment, returned by a grand jury in Texas late last month, accuses 96 people of taking part in the Houston-based criminal organization, which created sham marriages between legal U.S. residents and aliens, mostly from Vietnam, for years.

Posted by: SMOD at May 15, 2019 10:55 AM (QkjLD)

315 >>I get ticked at all the pseudo-compassionate blather about the "discomfort" and "distress" the condemned suffer in lethal injections.


I get ticked that we even care about it.

They are sentenced to death. It should be anything BUT comfortable.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:56 AM (78NmF)

316 >>Will she start saying it again Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 10:31 AM (ahS0B)

No. While she was having her palm grafted to her chest, it was decided that she "incited insurrection with her speech," and her tongue was also removed. No more pledging for her, to Trump, America, or anyone else.

This was already decreed.

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 10:56 AM (Bdeb0)

317 Pele is 78. He's doesn't have to worry about being America's heartthrob because he's quite wealthy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 10:56 AM (ahS0B)

318 The % of soccer matches that end 0-0 has to be under 5. A more typical score is 2-1 or 3-2.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 10:56 AM (FiUMj)

319 I get ticked at all the pseudo-compassionate blather about the "discomfort" and "distress" the condemned suffer in lethal injections.



It's all an act. They're just virtue-signaling.

Posted by: pep at May 15, 2019 10:57 AM (wW03z)

320 None has ever so much as twitched during the last act. Sad, but peaceful.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 15, 2019 10:55 AM (BWL+E)

As we both know, that's not the point. There is a large, well-funded and aggressive anti-death-penalty movement in America. They challenge everything, no matter how fvcking trivial.

I'll bet $50 that Soros funds many of them....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2019 10:57 AM (wYseH)

321
Soccer is a lot of fun to play, but deathly boring to watch.

The main attraction of soccer is that you can dump 20 elementary school kids onto the field with a ball and they basically entertain themselves for 90 minutes without much effort from the parents or teaching staff.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 15, 2019 10:58 AM (veoSD)

322 >>guess the natural question is "Well, what exactly *do* you stand for?" but I don't really care.

Exactly. Isn't free speech grand?
You can declare to will never respect the national anthem, and we are free to say something response, choose to not watch her sport or just shrug and say "whatever, you d do you."

Posted by: Coldplay at May 15, 2019 10:58 AM (W+vEI)

323 >>They are sentenced to death. It should be anything BUT comfortable. Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:56 AM (78NmF)

It should also be surprising. Hotwire their entire cell, allow a computer to randomize a date of execution. Maybe next hour, maybe next Tuesday, maybe next year. Give you some time to think about it.

...................Zzzzzzzzztttt................

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 10:58 AM (Bdeb0)

324 Fuck Soccer. Lawn fairies.

Posted by: dagny at May 15, 2019 10:58 AM (nRWPy)

325 started following euro, EPL etc. in the mid-00's.

My roommate and I had a rule. If Mexican League is on, you have to have to flip the channel after the first dumb pass. That way you never have to watch more than a minute.

And NEVER watch La Liga or a Premier League game before an MLS game. EPL spoils you.

Posted by: t-bird at May 15, 2019 10:58 AM (asM0l)

326 Man in German crossbow deaths led 'medieval cult': media

"Investigators suspect they were all members of a kind of sex circle with a focus on the Middle Ages. Torsten W. may have been the guru of the group," reported RTL after interviewing several people who knew them.

Bild said W. was apparently "in relationships with several women whom he ruled over like a master".

Posted by: SMOD at May 15, 2019 10:59 AM (QkjLD)

327 I find it amusing how people who watch baseball call soccer boring.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 10:59 AM (FiUMj)

328 I think there should be public hangings. A few of those and watch the murder rate decline.

Posted by: ALH at May 15, 2019 10:59 AM (uLuPn)

329 321


Soccer is a lot of fun to play, but deathly boring to watch.




Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 15, 2019 10:58 AM (veoSD)


The same thing can be said about any professional sport on TV.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 10:59 AM (mpXpK)

330
The Justice Department has issued a legal opinion that could lead to more executions in the U.S. by easing the availability of drugs used to carry out lethal injections.

They could use Roundup.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2019 10:59 AM (aKsyK)

331 Chiquita Krushchev has a 'stache just like her namesake.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2019 10:59 AM (3AmWB)

332 MLS is to EPL or Bundesliga what AA ball is to MLB.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:00 AM (FiUMj)

333 I am a big fan of the sports-ball!

Posted by: Chris M at May 15, 2019 11:00 AM (eAZVt)

334 So, Mollie Hemmingway posted this yesterday:

@MZHemingway

I am genuinely curious and would love some feedback from media, others who assert wiretaps, overseas intelligence assets, honeypots, informants, etc., are not spying... let's agree for argument's sake that those things aren't spying. What, then, *is* spying?

And got this response from Jeff Stein 'Newsweek national security correspondent & SpyTalk columnist.'

Jeff Stein@SpyTalker

Replying to @MZHemingway

So you're an editor at The Federalist and a Fox News contributor? Then I dismiss your faux na´ve question as gaslighting supreme. What a long strange journey it must have been for you from a daily "Pledge of Allegiance" to this kind of Kremlin-enabling posturing.

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2019 11:00 AM (cF8AT)

335 McDonald's in Austria will double as mini U.S. embassies for tourists in need of help

Shit! I ordered a visa and all they gave me was safe lodging. They always fuck you in the drive-thru.

Posted by: Biergood at May 15, 2019 11:00 AM (uGKH7)

336 ...................Zzzzzzzzztttt................
Posted by: Zod



We used to contract this out, but the power was unreliable. Not like here.

Posted by: pep at May 15, 2019 11:00 AM (wW03z)

337 >>I find it amusing how people who watch baseball call soccer boring.



Soccer is worse than boring. It's stupid.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 11:00 AM (78NmF)

338 Thank you for the painting. Now I can skip my daily LSD.

Posted by: Caliban at May 15, 2019 11:01 AM (qEujL)

339 >>They could use Roundup.

Or Brussels sprouts.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2019 11:01 AM (/tuJf)

340 I get ticked that we even care about it.

They are sentenced to death. It should be anything BUT comfortable.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:56 AM (78NmF)

It should be inexpensive, expedient, and humane. Hanging is still the best, as far as I'm concerned, in that regard.

Of course, for pirates, terrorists, and other mass murderers, you always have the trapdoor-less "hanged by the neck until dead" option, too.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 11:01 AM (J+mig)

341 Alderman Proco 'Joe' Moreno has been charged with insurance fraud and obstruction of justice, both felonies, police said Wednesday.

It's the "Chicago Way"

Posted by: SMOD at May 15, 2019 11:01 AM (QkjLD)

342 >>Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants You to Know She Likes Her Facial Hair, OK?



Please let me know when she makes a statement on her bellybutton lint!

This gal is demonstrating millennial self-absorption and oversharing at a comedic level. Don't stop, really.

Posted by: Coldplay at May 15, 2019 11:01 AM (W+vEI)

343 Yes hi, I'd like to order a Big Mac, 10 McNuggets, medium Diet Coke, and a side of extradition.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 15, 2019 11:02 AM (oZ6kz)

344 Bild said W. was apparently "in relationships with several women whom he ruled over like a master".
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Pretty much the story of my life.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 11:02 AM (2LelM)

345 >>It should be inexpensive, expedient, and inhumane.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 11:02 AM (78NmF)

346 >>I find it amusing how people who watch baseball call soccer boring.

Isn't the stats part part of the fun?
What soccer stats can one amuse themselves with?

Posted by: Coldplay at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (W+vEI)

347 I saw a work of art yesterday.

Nissan Skyline GT-R NISMO edition. I think '94.

https://tinyurl.com/y3uoakg2

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (5aX2M)

348
Soccer is worse than boring. It's stupid.
Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 11:00 AM (78NmF)

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As opposed to football is which is super smart? LOL

Come on man. All sports is stupid if you really think about it.

I personally couldn't give less of a shit about the NFL or major league beisbol. But I also don't shit on people who do. If you like it watch, it. If you don't like it don't watch it. But why do some people feel the need to shit in other people's sports corn flakes? I will never get that.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (FiUMj)

349 I don't think baseball is boring at all. However, I don't like it when the pitcher keeps trying to pick off the runner at first though. Once is enough. You don't have to make a day of it.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (lwiT4)

350 331 Chiquita Krushchev has a 'stache just like her namesake.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2019 10:59 AM (3AmWB)

You looked at her face & not at her chest?

Sometimes I have to tell Mr. H to look up - I'm up here.

Posted by: ALH at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (uLuPn)

351 WINDOWS ARE NOW OPEN FOR BETTING!

Emails Between Brennan and Comey Show One of Them Demanding that Dossier Be Put in Intel Assessment

We don't know which, but we do know it was one of them.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (Boy/L)

352 >>As opposed to football is which is super smart? LOL


No. Football is even dumber.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (78NmF)

353 All sports is stupid if you really think about it.



Not at all.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (lwiT4)

354
Of course, for pirates, terrorists, and other mass murderers, you always have the trapdoor-less "hanged by the neck until dead" option, too.
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I'm thinking Gibbeting would send the right message.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (2LelM)

355 It should be inexpensive, expedient, and inhumane.

It should be inexpensive.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (iys0/)

356 Jeff Stein@SpyTalker

Replying to @MZHemingway

So you're an editor at The Federalist and a Fox News contributor? Then I dismiss your faux naive question as gaslighting supreme. What a long strange journey it must have been for you from a daily "Pledge of Allegiance" to this kind of Kremlin-enabling posturing.


Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2019 11:00 AM (cF8AT)
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Boy, deflect much.

Posted by: WisRich at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (G0vdT)

357
I'm surprised that Australian Rules footie never got a following here. I mean, any sport whose Rule #1 is "No Weapons" can't be all bad.



Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (veoSD)

358 .. to this kind of Kremlin-enabling posturing.

What a "Putin stooge"

Posted by: SMOD at May 15, 2019 11:04 AM (QkjLD)

359 Why do these numbskulls equate the flag and the Republic as synonymous with the Presidency of Donald Trump?. I said the Pledge if I happened to be at an event where people did that when Obama was President, and I didn't care for him or for his Presidency.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 11:04 AM (ahS0B)

360 There was one, one reason we played soccer in gym class. It required just one ball, and you ran around for 45 minutes. My high school had no soccer team, and nobody ever wondered why. At my school it was baseball and football. Some basketball.

I don't actually hate soccer. I nothing soccer.

Now rugby, that's a kick-ass sport. Reminds me of our pickup football games during lunch-hour.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 15, 2019 11:04 AM (xPJvm)

361 340
I get ticked that we even care about it.



They are sentenced to death. It should be anything BUT comfortable.



Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 10:56 AM (78NmF)



It should be inexpensive, expedient, and humane. Hanging is still the best, as far as I'm concerned, in that regard.



Of course, for pirates, terrorists, and other mass murderers, you
always have the trapdoor-less "hanged by the neck until dead" option,
too.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 11:01 AM (J+mig)

I say days of old, public hanging on the courthouse square.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 11:04 AM (mpXpK)

362 Germany's sex cults have crossbow deaths. Ours are named after an acid reflux pill and have C-List actresses.

I think they're winning on this one.

Posted by: Broseidon at May 15, 2019 11:04 AM (oZ6kz)

363 Boy, deflect much.
Posted by: WisRich



Not to mention that he doesn't seem to understand what gaslighting means.

Posted by: pep at May 15, 2019 11:04 AM (wW03z)

364 >>It should be inexpensive.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (iys0/)

It should be interesting.

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 11:05 AM (Bdeb0)

365 I like soccer every four years. In the World Cup I can tell that the teams are trying to win, other times not so much.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 15, 2019 11:05 AM (fuK7c)

366

Newsweek?

I'd buy that for a dollar!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2019 11:05 AM (aKsyK)

367 As opposed to football is which is super smart? LOL

Come on man. All sports is stupid if you really think about it.

I personally couldn't give less of a shit about the NFL or major league beisbol. But I also don't shit on people who do. If you like it watch, it. If you don't like it don't watch it. But why do some people feel the need to shit in other people's sports corn flakes? I will never get that.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker


"But the world watches it" Is not an argument in favor of it. Indeed, it's a great argument against.

The riotous mobs, murdering players and entire teams isn't a selling point either.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 15, 2019 11:05 AM (e1q4h)

368 If we're going to adopt foreign ball games, I would like to submit a suggestion for the Atherstone Ball Game.

https://youtu.be/eBc8jY99hgI

Posted by: Kris at May 15, 2019 11:05 AM (OyyDO)

369 351 WINDOWS ARE NOW OPEN FOR BETTING!

Emails Between Brennan and Comey Show One of Them Demanding that Dossier Be Put in Intel Assessment

We don't know which, but we do know it was one of them.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (Boy/L)
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Wait,wait, wait. I just ran out of popcorn. Going out for more.

Posted by: WisRich at May 15, 2019 11:05 AM (G0vdT)

370 353 All sports is stupid if you really think about it.
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Two types of sports - team and individual. Team sports are more important today then when we were kids (cuz we played with other kids all the fucking time). Today's youts would sit on a sofa twiddling their Iphones and video games if left to their own. Team sports teach some real lessons for life as opposed to Grand Theft Auto. How to work with people you hate and win. Big lesson.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 11:06 AM (2LelM)

371 Athletics are a core part of human nature. People have always done it and will always. It's a beautiful thing. But some people do get obsessed and weird about it, I guess.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 11:06 AM (5aX2M)

372 Kremlin-enabling posturing

Whoo boy this one is right out of cartoon!

Posted by: Boris Badanov at May 15, 2019 11:07 AM (e1q4h)

373 "But the world watches it" Is not an argument in favor of it. Indeed, it's a great argument against.

The riotous mobs, murdering players and entire teams isn't a selling point either.
Posted by: Blue Hen at May 15, 2019 11:05 AM (e1q4h)

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Good thing there are never any riots when American teams win or lose, right?

I get it. Soccer is European therefore it must be hated. Whatever.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:07 AM (FiUMj)

374 Soccer: Get brushed by opponent, roll around on the ground in agony.


There was a video of a line of kickball players while the ref was spray-painting a line on the ground and sprayed one of them on the foot. He immediately fell to the ground writhing as if in pain.

Funny how I can't find that video anymore.

I prefer Monty Python's Great Philosopher kickball better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXOKsJViHtY

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 15, 2019 11:07 AM (HaL55)

375
The riotous mobs, murdering players and entire teams isn't a selling point either.

Posted by: Blue Hen at May 15, 2019 11:05 AM (e1q4h)






Don't forget that some of these third world savages actually fight real wars over soccer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_War

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 15, 2019 11:07 AM (veoSD)

376 "So, they've put him in a fishnet bodysuit. The suit is filled with chunks of fish, and he has to swim across the pool, which is filled with piranhas. The last guy who did it lost 17% of his body-mass, but the rules state that you have to give up no less than 24% to pay off your debt to society. So he had to do it, and man, did he swim--he only had to lose seven more percent!

"Of course, if you don't swim well, you may, umm, *more* than pay off your debt..."

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 11:07 AM (Bdeb0)

377
"But the world watches it" Is not an argument in favor of it. Indeed, it's a great argument against.

The riotous mobs, murdering players and entire teams isn't a selling point either.
Posted by: Blue Hen


The "world" would gladly watch gladitorial combat.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2019 11:08 AM (aKsyK)

378 371 Athletics are a core part of human nature. People have always done it and will always. It's a beautiful thing. But some people do get obsessed and weird about it, I guess.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 11:06 AM (5aX2M)

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Absolutely. Anyone who lives and dies with "their" team, no matter what team/sport it is, needs to get a life. If you're older than 12 and still do that.....bruh....stop that shit.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:08 AM (FiUMj)

379 My roommate and I had a rule. If Mexican League is on, you have to have to flip the channel after the first dumb pass. That way you never have to watch more than a minute.

And NEVER watch La Liga or a Premier League game before an MLS game. EPL spoils you.
Posted by: t-bird at May 15, 2019 10:58 AM (asM0l)
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lol. My other fun story is the first year they had a PSA before every game that included "do NOT do the puto chant". Had no idea what that was until they had a friendly vs Club Atlas and all the local Atlas fans that showed up did it the entire game. Anyone do anything? Nope.

So again it's okay for SOME people...

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 15, 2019 11:08 AM (/ZYFC)

380 But some people do get obsessed and weird about it, I guess.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 11:06 AM (5aX2M)



*looks towards closet, sees eleven Cubs shirts*

Posted by: grammie winger at May 15, 2019 11:08 AM (lwiT4)

381 I don't get the point

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 15, 2019 11:09 AM (CDGwz)

382 302 Soccer could be cool if they made the field smaller, as another moron suggested, and then did other things like add fighting, body-checking, and maybe even put it on ice so it's faster...

motorcycles. spiked gloves. no time limit. no substitutions.

Posted by: Mr. Bartholomew at May 15, 2019 11:09 AM (sGtp+)

383 individual sports give one a persistence and a drive to excellence not found readily in team sports.

you have only yourself to blame if you underperform.

a win is yours
a loss is yours

and if you don't like losing, you go back to the gym the next day and bust your ass.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 15, 2019 11:09 AM (d7Ww2)

384 Emails Between Brennan and Comey Show One of Them Demanding that Dossier Be Put in Intel Assessment
..


Source?

Posted by: HA at May 15, 2019 11:09 AM (MAstk)

385 I say days of old, public hanging on the courthouse square.
Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 11:04 AM (mpXpK)

Exactly that. That was one thing the old Brits got right. They made justice very public, and sent a strong message of "if you break the law, there will be consequences."

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 11:09 AM (J+mig)

386 they're ALL hooligans in rugby! lol
=====

In the suburbs of Chicago, they don't even seem to get dirty or hurt. At a sports bar, team came in perfectly showered, coiffed, and not a scrape or bandaid to be seen. So I go outside to smoke, and a couple players are smoking as well so I made a joke about rugby players in my day being a little more battered and a lot more smokers. We had a blast.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2019 11:09 AM (MIKMs)

387
I get it. Soccer is European therefore it must be hated. Whatever.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:07 AM (FiUMj)







Actually it's more of a reaction to the commies trying to shove soccer down America's throat for the past 40 years.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 15, 2019 11:09 AM (veoSD)

388 Fußball!

Posted by: Chris M at May 15, 2019 11:09 AM (eAZVt)

389 Posted by: dagny at May 15, 2019 10:58 AM (nRWPy)

My former professional soccer playing English BIL did rather well with the ladies and was anything but a fairy. He's been with my sister since the 70s and has been a faithful and good husband Still bikes regularly and is good shape in his 70s. He-unlike Megan quite likes America, even if he doesn't agree with all the policies of Trump. I don't know how one "efffs" soccer (Would that mean having sex with everybody on every team?) and I would prefer not to eff my BIL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 11:10 AM (ahS0B)

390 Cool thing about soccer is, it's always 2 hours. 2 halves each 45 minutes and a few mons tacked on at the end of each. No need to devote 3-4 hours like you do for a foosball game.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:10 AM (FiUMj)

391 Soccer has a clock. Of course, it goes the wrong way...because stupid.

Also. It is meaningless as nobody ever knows how long the game will be.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 11:10 AM (78NmF)

392 Now rugby, that's a kick-ass sport. Reminds me of our pickup football games during lunch-hour.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 15, 2019 11:04 AM (xPJvm)

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Rugby is the King of Sports. It will mutilate your body though. Once you hit your thirties you'll ask "why did I do this?"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 11:10 AM (5aX2M)

393
But why do some people feel the need to shit in other people's sports corn flakes? I will never get that.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM


I have three hours to fill every morning

Posted by: Hugh Hewitt at May 15, 2019 11:10 AM (Ny341)

394 >>I find it amusing how people who watch baseball call soccer boring.


Comedians could be having so much fun with AOC if they wanted, and they wouldn't even need to hit her from the right.

Eco-activist 1: "We need to save the planet! I am so glad we have young Congressmen who take AGW seriously!!"

*social media alert chime*

"Oh look, here's AOC is talking about. . . not shaving her upper lip."
*activists cringe in embarrassment*

Eco-activist 2: "We only have 12 years, we need change now!"

*social media alert chime*
*shows screenshot of AOC marveling at a garbage disposal*
*activist cringe*

Repeat with AOC dancing in the halls of Congress, demanding a woman's right to free bleed, and so on.

Dispirited activists decide to move to another country - maybe China, for giggles - that takes AGW seriously.


Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2019 11:10 AM (W+vEI)

395 and if you don't like losing, you go back to the gym the next day and bust your ass.

Or you go on a speaking tour with the spouse you hate, fall occasionally, and bust your ass.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2019 11:10 AM (Boy/L)

396 >>Good thing there are never any riots when American teams win or lose, right?

I was in Brazil a few years ago when a match between two Brazilian club teams ended with some violence. Fans cut the head of the referee off on the field for making a penalty call against the home team and then proceeded to riot.

I played football from pee wee through college and have watched it all my life. I don't remember seeing that at a football game.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2019 11:10 AM (/tuJf)

397 The riotous mobs, murdering players and entire teams isn't a selling point either.
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Huh?

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 11:11 AM (2LelM)

398 Actually it's more of a reaction to the commies trying to shove soccer down America's throat for the past 40 years.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 15, 2019 11:09 AM (veoSD)

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So I'm a commie for liking a sport? See this is what I mean. Just step back and think how silly that sounds.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:11 AM (FiUMj)

399 Good thing there are never any riots when American teams win or lose, right?

I get it. Soccer is European therefore it must be hated. Whatever.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker

haven't heard of riots in the stand, with hundreds of casualties. has violence ocurred? Yes.

have any murdered their own players? No. Columbia did.

Have any murdered entire teams? No. Iraq did.

Do Europeans play at being superior over Americans and American sports? Yes.

Do we have any use for their sport culture here? No.


Nice try.

Posted by: Boris Badanov at May 15, 2019 11:11 AM (e1q4h)

400
Chiquita Krushchev has a 'stache just like her namesake.

Comments don't get much more Moron than that.
It's what keeps Shakin'-m'Heads coming back decade after decade.

Hell, I may change my nic to Krushchev's Mustache.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 15, 2019 11:11 AM (8ZmvG)

401 >>(Would that mean having sex with everybody on every team?) and I would prefer not to eff my BIL.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 11:10 AM (ahS0B)

Your descent into creative perversion is...captivating.

You will send Zod your newsletter.

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 11:11 AM (Bdeb0)

402 Emails Between Brennan and Comey Show One of Them Demanding that Dossier Be Put in Intel Assessment
..


Source?
Posted by: HA at May 15, 2019 11:09 AM (MAstk)


Insty

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2019 11:12 AM (Boy/L)

403 Absolutely. Anyone who lives and dies with "their" team, no matter what team/sport it is, needs to get a life. If you're older than 12 and still do that.....bruh....stop that shit.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:08 AM (FiUMj)

Yerch. My office is full of people who live and breathe Broncos. Even during the off season, they talk about draft picks, free agents, injury reports. These are bright people, engineers and surveyors, but this endless fan-boi (and grrl) stuff is colossally boring. Worst part is they do that "we looked really great in the second half. We should have gotten that first touchdown, but we were robbed."

Oh. I must have missed you out on the field there.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 15, 2019 11:12 AM (xPJvm)

404 391 Soccer has a clock. Of course, it goes the wrong way...because stupid.

Also. It is meaningless as nobody ever knows how long the game will be.
Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 11:10 AM (78NmF)

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You're about 15 years late with that comment. Everyone knows exactly how long the game will be.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:12 AM (FiUMj)

405 But why do some people feel the need to shit in other people's sports corn flakes? I will never get that.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:03 AM (FiUMj)

Soccer is being shoved down our throats by a compliant media that loves everything European and hates everything American.


So...while normally I would agree with you, pushing back against the soccer scolds is fine by me.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2019 11:12 AM (wYseH)

406 >>Fans cut the head of the referee off on the field for making a penalty call against the home team and then proceeded to riot.


In Afghanistan, they'd use that head to play a game of Polo!

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 11:12 AM (78NmF)

407 I dislike pointillism

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408 Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:11 AM (FiUMj)

Don't worry about it. Just enjoy the games.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 11:12 AM (ahS0B)

409 I played football from pee wee through college and have watched it all my life. I don't remember seeing that at a football game.
Posted by: JackStraw a


That's because you don't revere European culture.

Posted by: Boris Badanov at May 15, 2019 11:12 AM (e1q4h)

410 Cool thing about soccer is, it's always 2 hours. 2 halves each 45 minutes and a few mons tacked on at the end of each. No need to devote 3-4 hours like you do for a foosball game.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:10 AM (FiUMj)
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Also a fantastic point re:kids sports. I lived baseball as a kid but as a parent - oof. Those games are rough when the kids start pitching.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 15, 2019 11:12 AM (/ZYFC)

411 I can't help it if certain people see John Bolton and develop stache envy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2019 11:13 AM (Boy/L)

412

You have twelve years left to shave your mustache.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 15, 2019 11:13 AM (aKsyK)

413 I also dislike sportsball.

Unless it's girls beach volleyball. That is Quality.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 15, 2019 11:13 AM (bcbK8)

414 AOC always reminds me of a deranged rabbit. Kind of cute but for the rabies.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 11:13 AM (2LelM)

415 >>You're about 15 years late with that comment. Everyone knows exactly how long the game will be.


Only after the scheduled time is up.

AND, only because they changed their retarded rules because they were stupid.

It's a Socialist Game meant to played by children.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 11:13 AM (78NmF)

416 Soccer and roundabouts...2 good ideas that Americans hate because they're European.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:13 AM (FiUMj)

417 the painting makes me nervous ... that the white pitcher is going to get knocked in the well ... smarter to sit them on the ground.

The artist was on mushrooms ... all pretty colors, trippin a little, things kinda fuzzy.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 15, 2019 11:13 AM (Cus5s)

418 Center passes to wing, back to center, back to wing, back to center, center holds it, Holds It, HOLDS IT!!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2019 11:13 AM (IR2bT)

419 407 I dislike pointillism


Your point?

Posted by: pep at May 15, 2019 11:13 AM (wW03z)

420 Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 11:11 AM (Bdeb0)

I don't wish to "eff" soccer either.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 11:13 AM (ahS0B)

421 It's a Socialist Game meant to played by children.
Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 11:13 AM (78NmF)

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Ooooooh kay.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:13 AM (FiUMj)

422 I was on vacation during the last World Cup when Britain was in the finals (semi-finals?) can't remember. It was a hoot at the bar when all the Brits stood up, put their hands over their hearts and sang "God Save the Queen." I enjoyed that.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 15, 2019 11:14 AM (lwiT4)

423 Soccer is being shoved down our throats by a compliant media that loves everything European and hates everything American.
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I also think it has something to do with soccer being popular with our replacements from south of the border.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 15, 2019 11:14 AM (UyrTF)

424 Cool thing about soccer is, it's always 2 hours. 2 halves each 45 minutes and a few mons tacked on at the end of each.

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:cough: Extra time :cough:

Posted by: josephistan at May 15, 2019 11:14 AM (Izzlo)

425 I dislike pointillism
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 15, 2019 11:12 AM (bcbK

I always get the desire to point a fan at it to see if it scatters.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 15, 2019 11:14 AM (xPJvm)

426 299>>>

Anyone who refuses to eat their dead teammate also Gets The Bullet.

Live on TV.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 15, 2019 11:14 AM (BN09I)

427 roundabouts

Oh, hell no.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2019 11:14 AM (Boy/L)

428 "Soccer and roundabouts...2 good ideas that Americans hate because they're European."

Ugh. You're-a-peein'

Posted by: Chris M at May 15, 2019 11:14 AM (eAZVt)

429
413 I also dislike sportsball.

Unless it's girls beach volleyball. That is Quality.
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My favorite is when they pull their bikini bottoms out of the ass crack after every slam dunk. Great sport.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 11:14 AM (2LelM)

430 Soccer is like the metric system; we're going to embrace it any day now.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 15, 2019 11:15 AM (iys0/)

431 I believe they're called "roundaboots".

Posted by: Chris M at May 15, 2019 11:15 AM (eAZVt)

432 When it comes to watching soccer vs cricket, I choose alcohol.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at May 15, 2019 11:15 AM (eytER)

433 Those games are rough when the kids start pitching.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 15, 2019 11:12 AM (/ZYFC)



Thing 1 goes into player-pitch this season. Should be .... interesting.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 15, 2019 11:15 AM (lwiT4)

434 Soccer and roundabouts...2 good ideas that Americans hate because they're European.


Posted by: Lurking Lurker

You are soooo right about traffic circles. They make NJ what it is today; a leader in auto insurance costs

Posted by: The Garden State at May 15, 2019 11:15 AM (e1q4h)

435 Know how to make the world not like soccer? US wins World Cup.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2019 11:15 AM (Boy/L)

436 392 Now rugby, that's a kick-ass sport. Reminds me of our pickup football games during lunch-hour.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 15, 2019 11:04 AM (xPJvm)

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Rugby is the King of Sports. It will mutilate your body though. Once you hit your thirties you'll ask "why did I do this?"
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 11:10 AM (5aX2M)

Can confirm. It's a many sport and if you grow up playing it, you will take less shit from people.

There's two sports worth playing, for different reasons: rugby and swimming. Both will get you into shape.

Rugby will hurt you but you will grow stronger.

Swimming also makes you strong but you can die doing it...though you probably won't.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 15, 2019 11:16 AM (bcbK8)

437 I once fought a wizard from the roots of a mountain all the way to the top. The only thing we could agree on was that soccer was a fag sport.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 15, 2019 11:16 AM (FTPVM)

438 Only real sport is Buzkashi. We drag the goat for Allah!

Posted by: Achmed the Sports Goatfucker at May 15, 2019 11:16 AM (hjaPQ)

439 Anyone who refuses to eat their dead teammate also Gets The Bullet.

Live on TV.
Posted by: Hikaru


This!

Posted by: The Garden State at May 15, 2019 11:16 AM (e1q4h)

440 Sportsball is great to leave on in the background while you take a nap.

Posted by: Chris M at May 15, 2019 11:17 AM (eAZVt)

441 429
413 I also dislike sportsball.

Unless it's girls beach volleyball. That is Quality.
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My favorite is when they pull their bikini bottoms out of the ass crack after every slam dunk. Great sport.
Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 11:14 AM (2LelM)

It's fascinating. Like a little present you get for watching.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 15, 2019 11:17 AM (bcbK8)

442 Soccer is like the metric system; we're going to embrace it any day now.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 15, 2019 11:15 AM (iys0/)

Yup.....a liter of old whallop is too much, gets the bladder going. A half-liter of old whallop ain't enough, it don't satisfy.

Barkeep, I'll have a pint of old whallop!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 15, 2019 11:17 AM (Z+IKu)

443 384 Emails Between Brennan and Comey Show One of Them Demanding that Dossier Be Put in Intel Assessment
..

Source?

Posted by: HA at May 15, 2019 11:09 AM (MAstk)

http://tinyurl.com/y5c46jsv

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2019 11:17 AM (cF8AT)

444 I also think it has something to do with soccer being popular with our replacements from south of the border.
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Nothing better to take your family to a park that is over run with beaner soccer players who have appropriated the entire fucking park. Sort of healthy Mexican men running around in Adidas shorts while they're fat wives and fifteen kids are loitering and giving you the look. This is what I love about America.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 11:18 AM (2LelM)

445 422 I was on vacation during the last World Cup when Britain was in the finals (semi-finals?) can't remember. It was a hoot at the bar when all the Brits stood up, put their hands over their hearts and sang "God Save the Queen." I enjoyed that.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 15, 2019 11:14 AM (lwiT4)

Which version did they do? Not the Sex Pistol's, I hope...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 15, 2019 11:18 AM (bcbK8)

446 Team sports teach some real lessons for life as opposed to Grand Theft Auto. How to work with people you hate and win. Big lesson.
Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 11:06 AM (2LelM)

Video games do teach some important things.

Shooters enhance reflexes and hand-eye coordination.
RPGs are a vehicle for telling heroic stories.
RTS games enhance multi-tasking.
Grand strategy games teach long-term planning.
Almost every type of game can teach patience, as jumping the gun and charging in unprepared is most often a recipe for disaster.

Gaming isn't bad in of itself. It's all a matter of what you play.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 11:18 AM (J+mig)

447 Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 15, 2019 11:04 AM (xPJvm)

Hi, Pug. What's the status of your sister?. I have been praying for her and for her/your family.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2019 11:18 AM (ahS0B)

448 You are soooo right about traffic circles. They make NJ what it is today; a leader in auto insurance costs

Posted by: The Garden State at May 15, 2019

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. . .

Don't forget about me!

Posted by: State of Lousy-ana at May 15, 2019 11:18 AM (elsTe)

449 re:cricket, I had a Bangladeshi co-worker give me the highlights of how her husband and friends play - "They all stand around in the field looking at their phones and smoking cigarettes."

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 15, 2019 11:18 AM (/ZYFC)

450 >>Swimming also makes you strong but you can die doing it...though you probably won't.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 15, 2019 11:16 AM (bcbK

If you're fast you won't. #376.

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 11:19 AM (Bdeb0)

451 Olympic Handball. Lacross without sticks.
Why?

Posted by: FrodoB at May 15, 2019 11:19 AM (ctEmO)

452 416
Soccer and roundabouts...2 good ideas that Americans hate because they're European.





Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 11:13 AM (FiUMj)


Neither one is WAS. They just ruined an intersection here by removing the stop signs and making it a "round-a-bout. For federal dollars of course.

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 11:19 AM (mpXpK)

453 http://bit.ly/2WNMEt4
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Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 15, 2019 11:19 AM (BqBId)

454 Gaming isn't bad in of itself. It's all a matter of what you play.

"What's in YOUR wallet ?"

"HEY ! That's NOT my wallet !"

Posted by: JT at May 15, 2019 11:19 AM (OIMLN)

455 oh gosh I loved when my kids played soccer!

I keep trying on the rugby b/c the rugby people are the nicest people (soccer people are nice too)

now I'm stuck with hockey lol

all insane

j/k well sort of

I even have the boy playing some hockey which is sort of a secret? he kept helping his sister practice and got good - and poeple always need goalies. but he is sort of ashamed of his participation lol

anyway I can't talk about weird foreign sports - I'm not talking about ICE hockey here, just regular hockey

Posted by: BlackOrchid at May 15, 2019 11:19 AM (Rarvo)

456 450 >>Swimming also makes you strong but you can die doing it...though you probably won't.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 15, 2019 11:16 AM (bcbK

If you're fast you won't. #376.
Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 11:19 AM (Bdeb0)

I don't know, Zod. That's less a sport and more a lifestyle.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 15, 2019 11:20 AM (bcbK8)

457 commies trying to shove soccer down America's throat for the past 40 years.
Hell, lots longer than that.
My dad had to play it in grade school. He's 97.

Because of gamblers' interests, you can't discuss it, but "mandatory sport" was imported to this country in the same decade with Owen Socialism, the Co-op movement, forced education at public expense, and Volk romantic nationalism. None of it is very American.

Americans shoot rifles, race horses, and I might give you swim races and rowing boats real fast. The rest is part of the Euro thing, always has been.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 15, 2019 11:20 AM (8ZmvG)

458 So Sleepy Joe said AOC needs to "calm down" about the Green New Deal.

Is she gonna let him get away with that?

HUH?

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at May 15, 2019 11:20 AM (hjaPQ)

459 I don't like soccer because it's boring. It's too simple and tame. Rugby is very similar in strategy and tactics, but includes gruesome violence, making it way more exciting. Football is much more intellectually interesting, and quite a bit more violent.

Soccer is non-violent, and and simple. Child's play.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 11:20 AM (5sLaw)

460 The Moron Solution to everything : More Murder.

If Murder isn't the answer, you're asking the wrong questions.

Real men have a Body Count.

Posted by: Hikaru at May 15, 2019 11:20 AM (BN09I)

461 It's a Socialist Game meant to played by children.

In what other sport can you lose a playoff game yet still advance? And that makes sense how, exactly?


Plus we put men on the Moon with the English system of measurement.

No Euroweenies. We're the world's rebels and always have been. It takes a certain something to be American which Europe just doesn't have. Not everyone can cut it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at May 15, 2019 11:20 AM (HaL55)

462 >>Sort of healthy Mexican men running around in Adidas shorts while they're fat wives and fifteen kids are loitering and giving you the look. This is what I love about America. Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 11:18 AM (2LelM)

Troll by slowly with a pickup full of mulch and see how long that game has enough players.

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 11:20 AM (Bdeb0)

463 Real men have a Body Count.
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Not just men, hater.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary at May 15, 2019 11:21 AM (UyrTF)

464 Football is much more intellectually interesting, and quite a bit more violent.

This. It's chess. With pads.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at May 15, 2019 11:21 AM (Boy/L)

465 And... I'm out.

Mouth feels super weird. Can't feel my tongue, but I'm alive.

Then you for your prays.

If you want some Goth thoughts, though. Link in nic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 15, 2019 11:21 AM (fnqyB)

466 There's two sports worth playing, for different reasons: rugby and swimming. Both will get you into shape.

Rugby will hurt you but you will grow stronger.

Swimming also makes you strong but you can die doing it...though you probably won't.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 15, 2019 11:16 AM (bcbK

Add sporterized medieval combat to the list of worthwhile sports. Makes you stronger, increases your pain threshold beyond what you thought possible, and there's nothing quite like making someone's helmet ring like a bell.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 11:22 AM (J+mig)

467 http://bit.ly/2WOcGME
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Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 15, 2019 11:22 AM (BqBId)

468 458 So Sleepy Joe said AOC needs to "calm down" about the Green New Deal.

Is she gonna let him get away with that?

HUH?



Ah, the Clash of the Intersectionals. This should be excellent entertainment.

Posted by: pep at May 15, 2019 11:22 AM (wW03z)

469 Plus we put men on the Moon with the English system of measurement.

Combine with metric system and you get bombardment of Mars!

Posted by: Boris Badanov at May 15, 2019 11:22 AM (e1q4h)

470 Olympic Handball. Lacross without sticks.
Why?



I played Euro Handball when I lived in Germany. It is actually quite fun. I am surprised that it hasn't caught on here. Just put kid sized soccer goals on a basketball court, grab a volleyball and have at.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 15, 2019 11:23 AM (IR2bT)

471 Add sporterized medieval combat to the list of worthwhile sports. Makes you stronger, increases your pain threshold beyond what you thought possible, and there's nothing quite like making someone's helmet ring like a bell.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est


Now THAT'S European!!

Posted by: Boris Badanov at May 15, 2019 11:23 AM (e1q4h)

472 459 I don't like soccer because it's boring. It's too simple and tame. Rugby is very similar in strategy and tactics, but includes gruesome violence, making it way more exciting. Football is much more intellectually interesting, and quite a bit more violent.

Soccer is non-violent, and and simple. Child's play.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 15, 2019 11:20 AM (5sLaw)

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The use of the clock makes it hypnotic to me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 15, 2019 11:23 AM (5rGH0)

473 The James Madison,

did you keep the teeth?

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 15, 2019 11:23 AM (d7Ww2)

474 Ape House, this way

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=381290

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids at May 15, 2019 11:23 AM (gB+8C)

475 I wish Nevergiveup was here to reassure me that I won't die when I get two crowns this afternoon. I want general anesthesia.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 15, 2019 11:23 AM (lwiT4)

476 >>This. It's chess. With pads.

It's an opportunity to do things that would ordinarily get you arrested.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2019 11:23 AM (/tuJf)

477 nood, ape up

Posted by: Vic at May 15, 2019 11:23 AM (mpXpK)

478 466 There's two sports worth playing, for different reasons: rugby and swimming. Both will get you into shape.

Rugby will hurt you but you will grow stronger.

Swimming also makes you strong but you can die doing it...though you probably won't.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 15, 2019 11:16 AM (bcbK

Add sporterized medieval combat to the list of worthwhile sports. Makes you stronger, increases your pain threshold beyond what you thought possible, and there's nothing quite like making someone's helmet ring like a bell.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 11:22 AM (J+mig)

I LOVED SCA fighting. But it requires a lot of equipment that's not easy to get ahold of or make.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 15, 2019 11:23 AM (bcbK8)

479 We're slowly but steadily posting our way to actualized Westworld.

Posted by: Zod at May 15, 2019 11:24 AM (Bdeb0)

480 473 The James Madison,

did you keep the teeth?
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 15, 2019 11:23 AM (d7Ww2)

=====

Not sure yet. Literally justi got out. Barely cogent. And my mouth is super numb.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 15, 2019 11:24 AM (5rGH0)

481 475 I wish Nevergiveup was here to reassure me that I won't die when I get two crowns this afternoon. I want general anesthesia.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 15, 2019 11:23 AM (lwiT4)

Are you just getting the crowns today or is it prep work with a root canal?

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2019 11:25 AM (cF8AT)

482 Sportsball is great to leave on in the background while you take a nap.



Posted by: Chris M
I can't argue with your logic, but have to add that I was raised part of a sprint car team.
Nothing puts me to sleep faster than a NASCAR 500-miler.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 15, 2019 11:25 AM (8ZmvG)

483 Shooters enhance reflexes and hand-eye coordination.
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Maybe thumb eye coordination Nah. I watch my son and his friends shooting in a video game. All I could say was if you do that in a real gun fight you're gonna be dead. They teach no tactics. The make believe you are a real gunfighter when real killing takes patience and firepower and a unit working as one.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 11:25 AM (2LelM)

484 267
Man in China detained after giving dogs 'illegal' names



The dog's names ended up attracting controversy because "Chengguan"
are officials employed in urban areas to tackle low-level crime, while
"Xieguan" are informal community workers such as traffic assistants,
according to the BBC.

Posted by: SMOD at May 15, 2019

*
*
. . .

So if I name my cats "Jugears" and "Mooch," I could get in trouble over here? Good to know.

Posted by: State of Lousy-ana at May 15, 2019 11:25 AM (elsTe)

485 >>I played Euro Handball when I lived in Germany. It is actually quite fun. I am surprised that it hasn't caught on here. Just put kid sized soccer goals on a basketball court, grab a volleyball and have at.


Yep. Handball is a contact sport and therefore better than soccer.

What skills in baseball will a professional soccer player be able to excel at?

Maybe running bases. That's it.

Posted by: garrett at May 15, 2019 11:27 AM (78NmF)

486 Add sporterized medieval combat to the list of worthwhile sports. Makes
you stronger, increases your pain threshold beyond what you thought
possible, and there's nothing quite like making someone's helmet ring
like a bell.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 11:22 AM (J+mig)


Heh.
https://tinyurl.com/y6bfs6c

Posted by: Bert G at May 15, 2019 11:27 AM (OMsf+)

487 I LOVED SCA fighting. But it requires a lot of equipment that's not easy to get ahold of or make.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 15, 2019 11:23 AM (bcbK

But it damn sure is fun. It's a shame nobody has figured out how to make a professional sport out of it yet. Maybe 5v5 team elimination or something? Or just something like MMA with a number of 5-minute rounds and scoring based on number of hits?

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 11:27 AM (J+mig)

488 Troll by slowly with a pickup full of mulch and see how long that game has enough players.
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My sides are hurting. Thanks Zod.

Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 11:28 AM (2LelM)

489 DawsonSField
@DawsonSField
WOW! Now it spreads to corrupt government banking regulators!
A former Danske Bank official who became Denmark's top banking regulator was one of those raided & arrested last week!

Posted by: Deep State is In DEEP SHIT at May 15, 2019 11:29 AM (BqBId)

490 I LOVED SCA fighting. But it requires a lot of equipment that's not easy to get ahold of or make.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous: buy ammo at May 15, 2019 11:23 AM (bcbK

But it damn sure is fun. It's a shame nobody has figured out how to make a professional sport out of it yet. Maybe 5v5 team elimination or something? Or just something like MMA with a number of 5-minute rounds and scoring based on number of hits?
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est

I heard years ago that ESPN covered an SCA event. Imagine The Ocho covering the Pennsic war; about 1700 combatants with siege engines on the field at a time.

Posted by: Tigris Regia! at May 15, 2019 11:30 AM (e1q4h)

491 Re Death penalty by lethal injection and FDA. In the 1980's, with the case Heckler v. Chaney, the Supreme Court rejected the idea that the FDA had to regulate death penalty drugs to make sure that they were "safe and effective". In essence, the respondents argued that because the drugs used in lethal injections had not gone through the normal FDA approval process that they could not be used.

The HHS Secretary, Margaret Heckler and the administration argued that it was silly to apply FDA standards to drugs that knowingly promoted death when injected. A death penalty drug by definition could never be "safe" from inflicting death and injury when given at levels that caused death.

Death penalty opponents were hoping to prohibit the lethal injection mode of execution with this gambit as prior problems with gas chambers, electric chair, and firing squads, let alone hanging, all had documented instances where they had gone awry. Thus, due to the 8th Amendment Cruel and Unusual clause, and the Supreme Court's 1950's opinion that made this a moving standard, the opponents hoped to end the death penalty by denying any means to the state to conduct executions.

Posted by: whig at May 15, 2019 11:31 AM (WT0Md)

492 >>WOW! Now it spreads to corrupt government banking regulators!
A former Danske Bank official who became Denmark's top banking regulator was one of those raided & arrested last week!

Before this is all over the Panama Papers related money laundering is going to be a part of the Russia collusion scam.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2019 11:31 AM (/tuJf)

493 find it amusing how people who watch baseball call soccer boring.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at May 15, 2019 10:59 AM (FiUMj)

Each pitch is a potential goal.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 15, 2019 11:32 AM (lmPMy)

494 Maybe thumb eye coordination Nah. I watch my son and his friends shooting in a video game. All I could say was if you do that in a real gun fight you're gonna be dead. They teach no tactics. The make believe you are a real gunfighter when real killing takes patience and firepower and a unit working as one.
Posted by: Puddin Head - CNN at May 15, 2019 11:25 AM (2LelM)

I didn't say shooters teach tactics. Most of them are absolutely horrible in that regard. Turn-based tactical/strategy games like X-COM tend to be MUCH better for that. Cover, flanking, suppressing fire, etc. Those make all the difference.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 11:35 AM (J+mig)

495 492 >>WOW! Now it spreads to corrupt government banking regulators!
A former Danske Bank official who became Denmark's top banking regulator was one of those raided & arrested last week!

Before this is all over the Panama Papers related money laundering is going to be a part of the Russia collusion scam.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2019 11:31 AM (/tuJf)

There is NO WAY all of this can be made into a movie...the audience wouldn't be able to follow it.

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2019 11:35 AM (cF8AT)

496 I heard years ago that ESPN covered an SCA event. Imagine The Ocho covering the Pennsic war; about 1700 combatants with siege engines on the field at a time.
Posted by: Tigris Regia! at May 15, 2019 11:30 AM (e1q4h)

Always wanted to go to that. Never had the money at the time.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at May 15, 2019 11:38 AM (J+mig)

497 Isn't Lassie a girl dog ?

Posted by: JT at May 15, 2019 10:37 AM (OIMLN)


Transitioning!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 15, 2019 11:42 AM (3hr5B)

498 It's the lavender that is only added in North America.
No, not just lavender. It was wildflowers and mountain herbs, OK?
I wasn't biking through the lavender fields.

Posted by: kallisto at May 15, 2019 11:58 AM (DJFLF)

499 I do love me some pointillism, but this one is just not as good as anything by Georges Seurat, even his lesser works. Just IMHO. The color borders lighten, making it (to me) resemble some color-form or shrinky-dink artwork. Remember those, Gen-X'rs?

Posted by: Matthew H Iskra at May 15, 2019 12:12 PM (0MpOC)

500 1. That UNC feminazi getting arrested DOES make my day!

2. Warren has gone off the reservation. (No pun intended.)

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at May 15, 2019 01:56 PM (nQ3ev)

501 The Democrats want to ban the Gas Engine cars by 2040 if this tells you anything it come to meat the Democrats are Stupid

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at May 15, 2019 04:31 PM (wGqjj)

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